Hyphema (Bleeding in Eye) Glossary of Terms

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

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Anterior: The front, as opposed to the posterior. The anterior surface of the heart is tow...

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Anterior chamber: The space in the eye that is behind the cornea and in front of the iris.

Aqueous humor: In medicine, humor refers to a fluid (or semifluid) substance. Thus, the aq...

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Arthritis: Inflammation of a joint. When joints are inflamed they can develop stiffness, w...

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Aspirin: Once the Bayer trademark for acetylsalicylic acid, now the common name for this a...

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Atropine: A drug, made from the belladonna plant, that is administered via injection, eye ...

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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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Cell: The basic structural and functional unit of any living thing. Each cell is a small c...

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

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CT scan: Computed tomography scan. Detailed images of internal organs are obtained by this...

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Elbow: The juncture of the long bones in the middle portion of the upper extremity. The bo...

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

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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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Humor: In medicine, a fluid or semifluid substance. For example, the aqueous humor is the ...

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

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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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Intraocular: In the eye. For example, intraocular pressure is the pressure within the eye....

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Intraocular pressure: The pressure created by the continual renewal of fluids within the ...

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

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Nutrition: 1: The process of taking in food and using it for growth, metabolism, and repai...

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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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Posterior: The back or behind, as opposed to the anterior.

Posterior chamber: The space in the eye behind the iris and in front of the lens. (The iri...

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

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Red blood cells: The blood cells that carry oxygen. Red cells contain hemoglobin and it is...

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Scan: As a noun, the data or image obtained from the examination of organs or regions of...

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Sickle cell disease: A genetic blood disorder caused by the presence of an abnormal form ...

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

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

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Thalassemia: A group of genetic disorders that involve underproduction of hemoglobin, the ...

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Trauma: A physical or emotional injury.

Tylenol: See: Acetaminophen.

Visual acuity: The clarity or clearness of vision, a measure of how well a person sees.

Visual acuity test: This test measures how well you see at various distances. It is the f...

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