Lens-Particle Glaucoma Glossary of Terms

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Anatomy: The study of human or animal form, by observation or examination of the living be...

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Baseline: Information or data gathered at the beginning of a period from which variations ...

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

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Blood pressure: The blood pressure is the pressure of the blood within the arteries. It is...

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Blood sugar: Blood glucose. See also: High blood sugar; Low blood sugar.

Blurred vision: Lack of sharpness of vision with, as a result, the inability to see fine d...

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Brain: The portion of the central nervous system that is located within the skull. It func...

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Capsule: Capsule has many meanings in medicine including the following:

  1. In medici...

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Cataract: A clouding or loss of transparency of the lens in the eye as a result of tissu...

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Cataract surgery: Removal of the clouded (cataractous) lens in its entirety via surgery an...

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

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Essential: In medicine, of unknown cause, as in essential hypertension (high blood pressur...

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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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Headache: A pain in the head with the pain being above the eyes or the ears, behind the he...

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Immune: Protected against infection, usually by the presence of antibodies.

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Implant: 1. To embed; to set in firmly. In embryology, the fertilized egg implants ...

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Inflammation: A localized reaction that produces redness, warmth, swelling, and pain as a ...

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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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Laser: A powerful beam of light that is used in some types of surgery to cut or destroy ti...

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

Medical history: 1. In clinical medicine, the patient's past and present which may ...

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

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

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Ocular: Having to do with the eye.

Ophthalmologist: A physician who practices ophthalmology.

Ophthalmology: The art and science of eye ?medicine.

Ophthalmoscope: A lighted instrument that is used to examine the inside of the eye, includ...

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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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Outpatient: A patient who is not hospitalized, but instead comes to a physician?s office, ...

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

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Peripheral: Situated away from the center, as opposed to centrally located.

Peripheral vision: Side vision. The ability to see objects and movement outside of the di...

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

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Progressive: Increasing in scope or severity, advancing, or going forward. For example, a ...

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Proteins: Large molecules composed of one or more chains of amino acids in a specific orde...

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Residual: Something left behind. With residual disease, the disease has not been eradicate...

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Sensitivity: 1. In psychology, the quality of being sensitive. As, for example, sen...

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

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Surgeon: A physician who treats disease, injury, or deformity via operative or manual meth...

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

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Therapy: The treatment of disease. Therapy is synonymous with treatment.

Tomography: The process for generating a tomogram, a two-dimensional image of a slice or s...

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Trauma: A physical or emotional injury.

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Ultrasound: High-frequency sound waves. Ultra-sound waves can be bounced off tissues by us...

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Visual field: The entire area that can be seen when the eye is directed forward, including...

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