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Chapter 13 – abbreviations
Chapter 13 – abbreviations
Chapter 13 – abbreviations
Chapter 13 – abbreviations
Chapter 13 – abbreviations
Chapter 13 – abbreviations
Chapter 13 – abbreviations
Chapter 13 – abbreviations
Chapter 13 – abbreviations
Chapter 13 – abbreviations
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  • 1. Chapter 13 – Abbreviations Maureen Sadim Bios 120-Summer 2011
  • 2. Pressure Equalizing (PE) tubes <ul><li>PE tube is a small tube surgically placed in a child’s eardrum to assist in drainage of fluid and to equalize pressure between the middle ear cavity and the atmosphere. </li></ul>
  • 3. EENT <ul><li>EENT specialist are physicians trained in medical and surgical treatment of eyes, ears, nose, and throat. </li></ul>
  • 4. Bone conduction (BC) <ul><li>Bone conduction is the conduction of sound to the inner ear through the bones of the skull. </li></ul>
  • 5. AU <ul><li>“ Both ears” in latin means auris utraque, hence the abbreviation is AU </li></ul>
  • 6. Otitis media (OM) <ul><li>Otitis media is a middle ear infection </li></ul>
  • 7. Emmetropia (EM) <ul><li>Emmetropia is the state of normal vision. </li></ul>
  • 8. Exotropia (XT) <ul><li>Also called wall eyed, exotropia means the outward turning of the eye. This condition begins around 2 to 4 years old but can appear at any age. One type of treatment is eye muscle surgery. </li></ul>
  • 9. OS <ul><li>OS stands for the latin word oculus sinister , which means left eye. Meanwhile, OD means right eye, which stands for oculus dexter. </li></ul>
  • 10. EOM <ul><li>Extraocular movement (EOM) are the movements of the six eye muscles that connect the eyeball to the skull. These muscles alllow for change in direction of the eye’s sightline. </li></ul>
  • 11. (visual acuity) VA <ul><li>Visual acuity is a test of the sharpness of one’s vision. A Snellen chart is used where the patient is asked to read and identify the letters from a distance. </li></ul>

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