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Amblyopia def

-lazy eye
*condition in which you lose vision d/t under use.

-dullness of obscurity of sight for no apparent reason, not correctable with glasses or surgery.

-one eye becomes dependent on the other to focus

-may lead to strabismus

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Strabismus

- "Cross eyed" "eye turn" when one of the two eyes does not aim at the spot one eye is looking at.

-caused by imbalance in the muscles holding the eyeball.

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Anisometropia def

-condition of the eyes in which the eyes have unequal refractive power. (one eye has much poorer vision than the other_

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Aphakia

-absence of the lens of the eye

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Asthenopia

eye strain

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Binocular vision

simultaneous use of the two eyes, allows for wider field of vision

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Convergence

-turning both eyes inwards so that they are both "aimed" towards a near object.

*poor convergence = dbl vision

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Cycloplegia

-paralysis of the ciiary muscle of the eye, resulting in a loss of accommodation or.... a dilated pupil.

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Diplopia

dbl vision

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Exopthalmos

bulging of the eye, anteriorly out of the orbit

*may inhibit them from closing eyes while sleeping, dries out cornea leading to damage

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Floaters

light spots or streaks and dark moving specks due to the vitreous traction (light flashes) on the retinal and solid vitreous material or blood (floaters)

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Hemianopia

a blindness or reduction in vision in one half of the visual field due to damage of optic pathways in the brain.

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Hyphema

collection of blood in the anterior chamber of the eye, can cover the entire anterior chamber.

usually caused by injury of most common is intraocular surgery. Rare fro them to occur spontaneously but it does happen.

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Legal Blindness

means central visual acuity of 20/200 of less in the better eye with the best possible correction.

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Limbus

the edge of the cornea where it joins the sclera

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Chemosis

the swelling of the conjunctiva

* may be from allergies or excessive eye scratching

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Papilledema

swelling of the optic disc caused by increased intracranial pressure.

* usually bilateral, may occur over hours to days from brain tumor hemorrhage glaucoma, etc.

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Pterygium

painless non-cancerous growth of the conjuctiva that lays over the sclera and extends onto the cornea.

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Pinguecula

non-cancerous yellowish-brown subconjunctival elevation composed of degenerated elastic tissue: may occur on either side of cornea.

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Hypopyeon

leukocytes (pus) in the anterior chamber seen in TB herpes zoster herpes simplex virus.

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Ptosis

"drooping eyelid" caused by weakness of the levator palpebrae. Damage to the nerves that control such muscles, CN III and VII

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Miosis

constriction of the pupil

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Mydriasis

dilation of the pupil

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Nystagmus

vision condition in which the eyes make repetitive uncontrolled movements often resulting in reduced vision.

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Synechia

eye condition where the iris adheres to either the cornea (anterior synechia) or lens (posterior synechia)

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Scotoma

area of island of loss or impairment of vision surrounded by a field of normal vision

happens w/ MS nutritional sufficiency, rarely are these bilateral.

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Scintillating scotoma

usually begins as a spot of flickering light near or in the center of the visual fields, preventing vision within the scotoma. The scotoma then expands into one or more shimmering arcs of white or colored flashing lights.

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Diopter Definition

unite of measurement of the optical power of a lens, which is equal to the reciprocal of the focal length measured in meters.

*talks about the thickness of your lens (glasses)

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Drusen definition

Tiny yellow or white accumulation of extracellular material build up between Bruch's membrane and the retinal pigment epithelium of the eye.

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What is the fovea?

small depression in the retina of the eye where visual acuity is the highest.