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Ch 16: Medical Terminology Related to the Eyes

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Work through this medical terminology study resource to review vocabulary related to the eyes. This convenient homework help tool, tutoring solution and test prep resource can be accessed at any time on any computer or mobile device.

Medical Terminology Related to the Eyes - Chapter Summary

Define eye-related medical terminology with this convenient medical terminology study resource. Inside the chapter, you'll find engaging lessons and practice quizzes to help you review and retain your understanding of medical terms related to eye structure, functions, conditions, disorders, treatments and more. These lessons are available at any time that fits your schedule and you can use any computer or mobile device to study. After finishing the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand the functions of the eyes
  • Recognize large eye structures, including the retina, rods, cones and fovea
  • Define terms related to eye conditions, disorders and functional defects
  • Assess the pathologies of eye-related structures
  • Comprehend vocabulary related to eye diagnostic procedures and treatments

10 Lessons in Chapter 16: Medical Terminology Related to the Eyes
Function & Structure of the Eyes

1. Function & Structure of the Eyes

There are many structures associated with your eyes that protect them from harm and keep them moist. In this lesson, we look at these external and accessory structures, and learn how they help you see the world around you.

The Eye and Eyesight: Large Structures

2. The Eye and Eyesight: Large Structures

Would you be able to see anything without a lens in your eye? Does the lens change shape? Does the iris? What structure gives you your eye color? Find out all of this and about things like the ciliary muscles and the cornea as we delve into this lesson.

Receptors of the Back of the Eye: Retina, Rods, Cones & Fovea

3. Receptors of the Back of the Eye: Retina, Rods, Cones & Fovea

Find out how we see the world in color, what rods and cones are, and how camera film fits into all of this. In addition, you'll find out what the retina is and what gives you the ability to see at night.

Eye Condition Terms: Uveal Tract, Iris, Sclera & Cornea

4. Eye Condition Terms: Uveal Tract, Iris, Sclera & Cornea

While your eyes are certainly beautiful, they can experience some ugly problems. Some might be caused by your pet cat and others by nasty bacteria. Find out what they are here!

Major Disorders of the Eye: Definitions & Terminology

5. Major Disorders of the Eye: Definitions & Terminology

Have you ever seen those weird-looking spots or specks in your field of vision randomly floating about? This lesson tells you what they are and defines many other weird and wonderful conditions of the eye.

Functional Defects of the Eye: Terminology

6. Functional Defects of the Eye: Terminology

Cross eyed, wall eyed, old eyed, double vision, night blind, color blind. All of those are pretty familiar sounding terms to you, right? But do you now the technical terms for them? If you don't, then get going on this lesson!

Pathologies of Structures Related to the Eye: Vocabulary

7. Pathologies of Structures Related to the Eye: Vocabulary

Pink eye, dry eye, and more! Eye don't know what to say. There's a lot of problems our eyes can have. This lesson teaches you the proper medical terminology for all of these and more!

Terminology of Eye-Related Diagnostic Procedures

8. Terminology of Eye-Related Diagnostic Procedures

How do we diagnose problems with the eye? What problems are there to diagnose? This lesson goes over some of the diagnostic procedures of the eyes and vision.

Eyeball, Eyelid & Orbit Procedure Vocabulary

9. Eyeball, Eyelid & Orbit Procedure Vocabulary

The cornea, conjunctiva, orbit, eye, and even fluid within the eye can all have procedures performed on them. This lesson will define many of these, such as vitrectomy, iridectomy, keratoplasty, and many others.

Cataracts, Lenses & Laser Eye Treatment Vocabulary

10. Cataracts, Lenses & Laser Eye Treatment Vocabulary

Sound waves, light waves, and just plain surgery can all be used to correct your vision. Whether it's the famous LASIK or phacoemulsification, this lesson defines many of these corrective procedures that help a person see better.

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