Ch 10 - 1. 2. 3. 4. -opia (additional suffix): condition of...

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1. -opia (additional suffix):  condition of vision 2. accommodation:  ability of the eye to adjust focus on near objects 3. anterior chamber:  fluid-filled space between cornea and iris 4. antibiotic ophthalmic solution:  antimicrobial agent in solution; used to treat bacterial infections (such as conjunctivitis  and corneal ulcers) 5. aphakia:  absence of the lens, usually after cataract extraction 6. aqueous humor:  watery liquid secreted at the ciliary body that fills the anterior and posterior chambers of the eye and  provides nourishment for the cornea, iris, and lens (humor = fluid) 7. asthenopia:  eyestrain (asthenia = weak condition) 8. astigmatism:  distorted vision caused by an oblong or cylindrical curvature of the lens or cornea that prevents light rights  from coming to a single focus on the retina (stigma = point) 9. blephar/o:  eyelid 10. blepharitis:  inflammation of the eyelid 12. blepharochalasis, dermatochalasis:  baggy eyelid; overabundance and loss of elasticity of skin on the upper eyelid  causing a fold of skin to hang down over the edge of the eyelid when the eyes are open ( chalasis = a slackening) 13. blepharoplasty:  surgical repair of the eyelid 14. blepharoptosis:  drooping of the eyelid, usually caused by paralysis 15. blespharospasm:  involuntary contraction of the muscles surrounding the eye causing uncontrolled blinking and lid  squeezing 16. canal of Schlemm:  duct in anterior chamber that carries filtered aqueous humor to the veins and bloodstream 17. cataract:  opaque couding of the lens causing decreased vision 18. cataract extraction:  excision of a cloudy lens from the eye 19. chalazion:  chronic noduclar inflammation of a meibomian gland, usually the result of a blocked duct (chalaza = hailstone) 20. choroid:  vascular layer beneath the sclera that provides nourishment to outer portion of the retina 21. ciliary body:  ring of muscle behind the peripheral iris that controls the focusing shape of the lens 22. ciliary muscle:  smooth muscle portion of the ciliary body, which contracts to assist in near vision capability 23. ciliary processes:  epithelial tissue folds on the inner surface of the ciliary body that secrete aqueous humor 24. cones:  cone-shaped cells within the retina that are color sensitive and respond to bright light
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Ch 10 - 1. 2. 3. 4. -opia (additional suffix): condition of...

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