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Anisocoria
unequal diameter of pupils
Conjunctiva
thin outer lining of the eye and eyelid
Conjunctival Exudate
pus in the eyes
Cornea
transparent frontal aspect of the eye, covering both the iris and pupil
Diplopia
diagnosis of double vision
EOMI
extra ocular movements (muscles) intact
Fluorescein Uptake
demonstrated the presence of a corneal abrasion
Fluorescein
orange/yellow eyedrops used to detect corneal lesions, abrasions or foreign bodies
Fundoscopic Exam
use of an ophthalmoscope to look through the pupil and examine the interior surface of the posterior eye
Fundus of the Eye
interior surface of the eye
Hyphema
blood in anterior chamber of the eye, as seen during the fundoscopic exam
Lacrimal
referring to tears
Nystagmus
involuntary "shaking" eye movements, rather than normal continuous smooth motion
Ophthalmalgia
pain in the eye
Pale Conjunctiva
pale inner aspect of the eyelid most often due to anemia
Papilledema
swelling of optic disk due to increased intracranial pressure, seen fundoscopically
Periorbital Ecchymosis
bruising around the eyes, indicative of trauma
Photophobia
light sensitivity
Raccoon Eyes
bruising around the eyes (indicates skull fracture)
Sclera
dense, fibrous, opaque outer coat enclosing the eyeball except the part covered by the cornea
Scleral icterus
yellowing of the sclera due to jaundice
Stye/Hordeolum
small infected bump on the eyelid, usually in between the eyelash hairs
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
blood in the white part of the eye
Sunken Eyes
sign of dehydration