Angle Recession Glaucoma Glossary of Terms

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Aqueous humor: In medicine, humor refers to a fluid (or semifluid) substance. Thus, the aq...

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Argon laser: A laser with ionized argon as the active medium. Argon lasers are used for ph...

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Blood pressure: The blood pressure is the pressure of the blood within the arteries. It is...

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Brain: The portion of the central nervous system that is located within the skull. It func...

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Chronic: In medicine, lasting a long time. A chronic condition is one that lasts 3 months ...

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Cornea: The clear front window of the eye, which transmits and focuses light into the eye....

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Diabetes: Usually refers to diabetes mellitus or, less often, to diabetes insipidus. Diabe...

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Diagnosis: 1 The nature of a disease; the identification of an illness. 2 A ...

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Family history: The family structure and relationships within the family, including inform...

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Glaucoma: A common eye condition in which the fluid pressure inside the eye rises to a lev...

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Humor: In medicine, a fluid or semifluid substance. For example, the aqueous humor is the ...

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Implant: 1. To embed; to set in firmly. In embryology, the fertilized egg implants ...

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Injury: Harm or hurt. To harm, hurt, or wound. The word injure may be in physical or emot...

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Iris: The circular, colored curtain of the eye. The opening of the iris forms the pupil. T...

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Iritis: Inflammation of the interior eye structures.

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Laser: A powerful beam of light that is used in some types of surgery to cut or destroy ti...

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Laser surgery: A type of surgery that uses the cutting power of a laser beam to make blood...

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Medical history: 1. In clinical medicine, the patient's past and present which may ...

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Microscope: An optical instrument that augments the power of the eye to see small objects....

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Muscle: Muscle is the tissue of the body which primarily functions as a source of power. T...

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Nerve: A bundle of fibers that uses electrical and chemical signals to transmit sensory an...

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Obstruction: Blockage of a passageway. See, for example: Airway obstruction; Intestinal o...

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Onset: In medicine, the first appearance of the signs or symptoms of an illness as, for ex...

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Operating room: A facility that is equipped for performing surgery. Abbreviated OR.

Ophthalmic: Pertaining to the eye. For example, an ophthalmic ointment is designed for the...

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Ophthalmologist: A physician who practices ophthalmology.

Optic: Having to do with vision.

Optic nerve: The optic nerve connects the eye to the brain. The optic nerve carries the...

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Orbit: In medicine, the bony cavity in which the eyeball sits.

Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...

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Peripheral: Situated away from the center, as opposed to centrally located.

Peripheral vision: Side vision. The ability to see objects and movement outside of the di...

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Prognosis: The forecast of the probable outcome or course of a disease; the patient's chan...

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Progressive: Increasing in scope or severity, advancing, or going forward. For example, a ...

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Retinal: Pertaining to the retina, the extraordinary layer of neurons (nerve cells) that ...

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Sclera: The tough white outer coat over the eyeball that covers approximately the posterio...

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Shunt: 1) To move a body fluid, such as cerebrospinal fluid, from one place to another. 2...

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Stage: As regards cancer, the extent of a cancer, especially whether the disease has spre...

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Surgeon: A physician who treats disease, injury, or deformity via operative or manual meth...

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Surgery: The branch of medicine that employs operations in the treatment of disease or inj...

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Tear: A drop of the salty secretion of the lacrimal glands which serves to moisten the con...

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Therapy: The treatment of disease. Therapy is synonymous with treatment.

Tomography: The process for generating a tomogram, a two-dimensional image of a slice or s...

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Trauma: A physical or emotional injury.

Ultrasound: High-frequency sound waves. Ultra-sound waves can be bounced off tissues by us...

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Visual field: The entire area that can be seen when the eye is directed forward, including...

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Vital: Necessary to maintain life. For example, breathing is a vital function.

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