Corneal Flash Burns Glossary of Terms

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Abrasion: An abrasion or "excoriation" is a wearing away of the upper layer of s...

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Acetaminophen: A nonaspirin pain reliever or analgesic. Acetaminophen may be given alone t...

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Anesthetic: A substance that causes lack of feeling or awareness, dulling pain to permit s...

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Antibiotic: A drug used to treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics have no effect on viral...

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Blindness: Loss of useful sight. Blindness can be temporary or permanent. Damage to any p...

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Blurred vision: Lack of sharpness of vision with, as a result, the inability to see fine d...

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

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Corneal: Pertaining to the cornea, the clear front window of the eye that transmits and fo...

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Corneal abrasion: A scratch or scrape on the cornea, the clear front window of the eye tha...

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

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Dilate: To stretch or enlarge. Also known as dilatate.

Emergency department: The department of a hospital responsible for the provision of medica...

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Ibuprofen: A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is commonly used to treat pa...

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Indicate: In medicine, to make a treatment or procedure advisable because of a particular ...

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Infection: The invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, an...

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Inflammation: A localized reaction that produces redness, warmth, swelling, and pain as a ...

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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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Keratitis: Inflammation of the cornea. Keratitis can occur due to abrasion trauma, infecti...

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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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Ointment: An oil-based preparation that is applied to the skin. Whereas an ointment has an...

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Ophthalmologist: A physician who practices ophthalmology.

Ophthalmology: The art and science of eye ?medicine.

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

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Pupil: The opening of the iris. The pupil may appear to open (dilate) and close (constrict...

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Radiation: 1. Rays of energy. Gamma rays and X-rays are two of the types of energy ...

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Retina: The retina is the nerve layer that lines the back of the eye, senses light, and cr...

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Sensation: In medicine and physiology, sensation refers to the registration of an incoming...

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Sensitivity: 1. In psychology, the quality of being sensitive. As, for example, sen...

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Sodium: The major positive ion (cation) in the fluid surrounding cells in the body. The ch...

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Steroid: One of a large group of chemical substances classified by a specific carbon struc...

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Sunburn: Sunburn is an inflammation of the skin that develops in response to exposure to u...

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

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Topical: Pertaining to a particular surface area. For example, a topical agent is applied ...

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Tylenol: See: Acetaminophen.

Ulcer: A lesion that is eroding away the skin or mucous membrane. Ulcers can have various ...

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Ultraviolet A: One of the three types of invisible light rays (together with ultraviolet ...

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Ultraviolet B: One of the three types of invisible light rays (together with ultraviolet ...

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Ultraviolet radiation: Invisible rays that are part of the energy that comes from the su...

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