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Accommodation

Adaptation of the eye for near vision by increasing the curvature of the lens

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Anisocoria

Unequal pupil size

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Arcus senilis

Gray-white arc or circle around the limbus of the iris that is common with aging

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Argyll Robertson pupil

Pupil does not react to light; does constrict with accommodation

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Astigmatism

Refractive error of vision due to differences in curvature in refractive surfaces of the eye (cornea and lens)

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A-V crossing

Crossing paths of an artery and vein in the ocular fundus

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Bitemporal hemianopsia

Loss of both temporal visual fields

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Blepharitis

Inflammation of the glands and eyelash follicles along the margin of the eyelids

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Cataract

Opacity of the lens of the eye that develops slowly with aging and gradually obstructs vision

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Chalazion

Infection or retention of cyst of a meibomian gland, showing as a beady nodule on the eyelid

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Conjunctivitis

Infection of the conjunctiva, "pinkeye"

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Cotton wool area

Abnormal soft exudates visible as gray-white areas on the ocular fundus