Search Engines & Resources for Medical Transcription
MT911 - Your Transcription Helpline Search Engines & Resources for Medical Transcription
Subscribe to
Email Updates

Eye Related Terms

- P -

  • Papilledema

  • Non-inflammatory swelling/elevation of the optic nerve often due to increased intracranial pressure or space-occupying tumor

  • Photophobia

  • Sensitivity to light

  • Photorefractive keratectomy

  • PRK: a surgical procedure using an excimer laser to remove corneal tissue to effect an alteration of the refractive error

  • Pingecula

  • A (usually) irritation caused degeneration of the conjunctiva resulting in a thickening and yellowing of the normally thin transparent tissue

  • Posterior optical segment

  • The part of the eye posterior (behind) to the crystalline lens, including the vitreous, choroid retina and optic nerve

  • Posterior Vitreous Detachement (PVD)

  • The separation of the vitreous body from it1s attachment from the retinal surface due to shrinkage from degenetative or inflamatory conditions or trauma. Also an age-related condition

  • Presbyopia

  • A condition in which the accommodative system fails to allow for the focusing of near objects, resulting from age-related changes in the crystalline lens or cilliary muscle

  • Pupil

  • The center hole in the iris through which light must pass to reach the back of the eye.

  • Pupillary response

  • The constriction and dilation of the pupil due to stimulation by light or accommodation

Tell a Friend

Common Eye Terms

Home | Search | Sitemap | Tell a Friend | Contact Us | Disclaimer
MTHelpLine | MTSetup | MTDictionary | MTSamples | MedicalTranscriptionSamples
Designed for IE.
Best viewed in 1024 x 768