Corneal Ulcer Glossary of Terms

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

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

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Bacteria: Single-celled microorganisms that can exist either as independent (free-living) ...

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Bacterial: Of or pertaining to bacteria, as in a bacterial lung infection.

Bell's palsy: Paralysis of the nerve that supplies the facial muscles on one side of the f...

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Blind: 1. Unable to see. Without part or all of the sense of sight.
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Blindness: Loss of useful sight. Blindness can be temporary or permanent. Damage to any p...

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Chickenpox: A highly infectious viral disease also known medically as varicella -- in many...

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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 transplant: Replacement of a portion of the clear window on the front of the eye (...

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Discharge: 1.The flow of fluid from part of the body, such as from the nose or vag...

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Eyelid: The lid or cover of the eye, a movable fold of skin and muscle that can be closed ...

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Fever: Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 F (37...

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Fungal: Pertaining to a fungus. For example, a fungal skin infection.

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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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Herpes: A family of viruses. Herpes also refers to infection with one of the human herpesv...

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

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

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Injure: To harm, hurt, or wound. The word injure may be in physical or emotional sense. Fr...

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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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Laboratory: A place for doing tests and research procedures, and for preparing chemicals a...

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Lens: The transparent structure inside the eye that focuses light rays onto the retina.

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

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Mouth: 1. The upper opening of the digestive tract, beginning with the lips and con...

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Ophthalmologist: A physician who practices ophthalmology.

Ophthalmology: The art and science of eye ?medicine.

Oxygen: The odorless gas that is present in the air and necessary to maintain life. Oxygen...

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

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Palsy: Paralysis, generally partial, whereby a local body area is incapable of voluntary m...

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

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Pus: A thick, whitish-yellow fluid that results from the accumulation of white blood cells...

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Red eye: Also called conjunctivitis. Redness or irritation of the conjunctivae, the membra...

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Saliva: a watery secretion in the mouth produced by the salivary glands that aids in the d...

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Scrape: An abrasion or cut caused by something rubbing roughly against the skin. To treat ...

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

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Shingles: An acute infection caused by the herpes zoster virus, the same virus as causes c...

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Sleep: The body's rest cycle.

Sore: 1. (adjective) A popular term for painful, such as a sore throat. 2. (...

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

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Transplant: The grafting of a tissue from one place to another, just as in botany a bu...

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Trauma: A physical or emotional injury.

Tylenol: See: Acetaminophen.

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

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Ulceration: The process or fact of being eroded away, as by an ulcer.

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Viral: Of or pertaining to a virus. For example, if a person has a viral rash, the rash wa...

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Virus: A microorganism that is smaller than a bacterium that cannot grow or reproduce apar...

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Viruses: Small living particles that can infect cells and change how the cells function. I...

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