EMT-B CHAPTER 25 VOCABULARY

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EMT-B CHAPTER 25 VOCABULARY
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  1. blowout fracture -
    - A fracture of the orbit or of the bones that support the floor of the orbit.
  2. conjunctiva
    -- The delicate membrane lining the eyelids and covering the exposed surface of the eye.
  3. conjunctivitis -
    - Inflammation of the conjunctiva.
  4. cornea
    -- The transparent tissue layer in front of the pupil and iris of the eye.
  5. globe -
    - The eyeball.
  6. hyphema -
    - Bleeding into the anterior chamber of the eye, obscuring the iris.
  7. iris -
    - The muscle and surrounding tissue behind the cornea that dilate and constrict the pupil, regulating the amount of light that enters the eye; pigment in this tissue gives the eye its color.
  8. lacrimal glands -
    - The glands that produce fluids to keep the eye moist; also called tear glands.
  9. lens -
    - The transparent part of the eye through which images are focused on the retina.
  10. optic nerve -
    - A cranial nerve that transmits visual information to the brain.
  11. orbit -
    - The eye socket, made up of the maxilla and zygoma.
  12. pupil -
    - The circular opening in the middle of the iris that admits light to the back of the eye.
  13. retina -
    - The light-sensitive area of the eye where images are projected; a layer of cells at the back of the eye that changes the light image into electrical impulses, which are carried by the optic nerve to the brain.
  14. retinal detachment -
    - Separation of the retina from its attachments at the back of the eye.
  15. sclera -
    - The white portion of the eye.

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