How to Instill Your Eyedrops Glossary of Terms

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

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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 eye rises to a lev...

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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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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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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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