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chronicity

chronicity - Term Definition conjunctiva provides barrier...

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Term: conjunctiva Definition: provides barrier to external environment-nourishes the eye-goblet cells secrete lubricating mucus. Term: sclera Definition: maintains shape of the eyeball-protects intraocular contents from trauma. Term: sclera Definition: slightly blue tinge-young children dull white-adults elderly-slightly yellow Term: behind the pupil and iris is the lens Definition: the lens enables focusing-ability to focus and refocus is accomodation. Term: cornea Definition: transparent dome like structure-main refracting surface of the eye
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Term: aqueous humor Definition: produced by the ciliary body Term: Open angle glaucoma Definition: no symptoms. pressure builds up gradually optic nerve damaged. person begins to lose peripheral vision Term: increased IOP Definition: >21 Term: normal IOP Definition: 10-21 Term: one eye is treated first to determine efficacy of medication Definition: tx of glaucoma
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Term: acute angle closure glaucoma Definition: one eye involved. blockage of fluid(aqueous humor) Term:
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