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    • Special Senses: The Eye and The Ear
      Abbreviations
    • PE Tube
      Stands for Pressure Tube Equalizing
      Small tube surgically placed in a child’s eardrum to assist in drainage of trapped fluid and to equalize pressure between the middle ear cavity and atmosphere
    • EENT
      Stands of eyes, ears, nose, and throat
      Can be used to describe a physician
    • BC
      Stands for bone conduction
      The conduction of sound to the inner ear through the bones of the skull
      Some hearing aids use bone conduction
    • AU
      Stands for both ears
      Can be used in medical records in order to describe both ears or a condition affecting both ears
      Example: There is hearing loss in AU (both ears)
    • OM
      Stands for otitis media
      Means inflammation in middle ear or middle ear infection
      occurs in the area between the end of the outer ear and the inner ear including theEustachian tube
      Commonly called an Earache
    • EM
      Stands for emmetropia
      Normal condition of vision
    • XT
      Stands for Extropia
      Outward turning of the eye
      Commonly called wall-eyed
      An example of muscle weakness fo the eye (strabismus)
    • OS
      Stands for Left Eye
      Can be used in medical records to describe a condition or state
      Example: There is a cataract in the OS (left eye)
    • EOM
      Stands for extraocular movement
      Means eye movement
    • VA
      Stands for Visual Activity
      Means the eyes can actively see
    • References
      Medical Terminology: A Living Language
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone_conduction
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otitis_media