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blephar/o

eyelid

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conjunctiv/o

to bind together, conjunctiva

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dacry/o

tear

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ir/o

iris

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ocul/o

eye

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ophthalm/o

eye

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opt/o

eye

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ot/o

ear

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retin/o

nose

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scler/o

hard, sclera

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asthen/o

weakness

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cor/o

pupil

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leuk/o

white

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-opia

condition of vison

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asthenopia

symptom of eye weakness commonly referred to as "eye strain" usually resulting from reading without frequent breaks

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blepharoptosis

eyelid droops over the eye abnormally

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blepharitis

inflammation of the eyelid can be repaired with blepharoplasty

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leukocoria

the abnormal appearance of white film in the pupil, sign of disease

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opthalmalgia

eye pain

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ophthalmorrhagia

abnormal discharge of the eye in this case blood

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kerat/o

hard, cornea

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presby/o

old age

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stigmat/o

point

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amblyopia

lazy eye, common cause of vision loss in children, occurs when the nerve pathway from one eye fails to develop

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strabisums

one or both eyes are crossed

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cataract

the transparency of the lens of the eye is reduced

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conjunctivitis

conjunctiva is a thin membrane that covers the anterior exposed part of the eye and the inner eyelid. May become inflamed when exposed to bacteria or viruses or injury

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dacryolithiasis

lacrimal apparatus is a tear-forming gland with associated tubes and chambers, mainly located near the medial side of each eyeball. The presence of rocky particles in the apparatus that leads to inflammation

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detached retina

occurs when the retina tears away fro the choroid layer of the eye causing blindness, can be caused by severe blow to the head, high blood pressure or old age

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diplopia

double vision may result from weakened extrinsic eye muscles, defects in the lens, or a condition of the brain