Foreign Body, Eye 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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Antibiotic: A drug used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other microorganisms. ...

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Blind: 1. Unable to see. Without part or all of the sense of sight.
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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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Chin: Medically, the mentum. The lower portion of the face below the lower lip including t...

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Conjunctiva: A thin, clear, moist membrane that coats the inner surfaces of the eyelids (p...

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Conjunctival: Pertaining to the conjunctiva, the clear moist membrane that covers the inne...

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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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Cuts: Severed skin. Washing a cut or scrape with soap and water and keeping it clean and d...

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

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Dilating: The widening and opening of an opening, such as the cervix or esophagus. For exa...

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

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Emergency physician: A physician focused on the immediate decision making and action neces...

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Eyelash: One of the familiar stiff hairs that project from the margin of the eyelid.

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

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Flush: (1) A redness of the skin, typically over the cheeks or neck. A flush is usually ...

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Hemorrhage: Bleeding or the abnormal flow of blood.

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

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Intervention: The act of intervening, interfering or interceding with the intent of modify...

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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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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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Nail: In medicine, there are two types of nails. One is just a plain old metal nail used t...

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Ocular: Having to do with the eye.

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.

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

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

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

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Remedy: Something that consistently helps treat or cure a disease.

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

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

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Rupture: A break or tear in any organ (such as the spleen) or soft tissue (such as the ach...

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Saline: Relating to salt. As an adjective, "saline" means "salty, containing salt." As a n...

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

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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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Subconjunctival hemorrhage: A very common cause of a painless bloody eye usually first not...

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Superficial: In anatomy, on the surface or shallow. As opposed to deep. The skin is superf...

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

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Trauma: A physical or emotional injury.

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