How to Instill Your Eyedrops Glossary of Terms

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Acute: Of abrupt onset, in reference to a disease. Acute often also connotes an illness th...

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Acute angle-closure glaucoma: Increased pressure in the front chamber (anterior chamber) o...

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Angle-closure glaucoma: This condition can be acute or chronic. It consists of increased ...

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

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Congenital: A condition that is present at birth, whether or not it is inherited.

Drain: A device for removing fluid from a cavity or wound. A drain is typically a tube or ...

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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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Glaucoma: A common eye condition in which the fluid pressure inside the eyes rises becaus...

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Hypertension: High blood pressure, defined as a repeatedly elevated blood pressure exceedi...

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

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

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Nose: The external midline projection from the face. The purpose of the nose is to warm, c...

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Ocular: Having to do with the eye.

Open-angle glaucoma: Glaucoma is a condition of the eye that leads to progressive atrophy ...

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Ophthalmologist: A physician who practices ophthalmology.

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Ophthalmology: The art and science of eye ?medicine.

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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Pharmacy: A location where prescription medications are sold. A pharmacy is constantly sup...

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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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