Abbreviations of the Ear and Eye


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Abbreviations of the Ear and Eye

  1. 1. Abbreviations of the Eye and Ear Megan Moran S
  2. 2. PE Tube: Pressure Equalizing TubeS Small tubeS Surgically implanted into child’s eardrum to assist in draining trapped fluidS Equalizes pressure between middle ear and outside atmosphere
  3. 3. EENT: Eyes, Ears, Nose and ThroatS EENT often refers to a physician or office where the physicians specialize in diagnosing and treating the eyes, ears, nose, and throat
  4. 4. BC: Bone ConductionS Bone conduction is the conduction of sound to the inner ear through the bones of the earS 3 ear bones: S Malleus S Incus S StapesS BC is why people’s voices sound differently recorded than when they hear themselves talkS The skull conducts better at lower frequencies than airS People usually perceive their voice to be lower and fuller
  5. 5. AU: Both Ears
  6. 6. OM: Otitis MediaS Middle Ear Infection/ InflammationS Commonly seen in childrenS Fluid accumulation in the ear cavity that may be watery or full of pusS Symptoms Include: fever, Normal Middle Ear VS. Infected Middle Ear ear pain, and a feeling of fullness in the ear
  7. 7. EM:EmmetropiaS State of normal visionS Rays of light that enter the eye focus properly at the retinaS No need for corrective lenses or surgery
  8. 8. XT: Extropia S Outward turns outward due to muscle weakness S Also called wall-eyed S Opposite of cross- eyedExtropia of the Left Eye
  9. 9. OS: Left Eye
  10. 10. EOM: Extraocular MovementS Eye movements controlled by muscles innervated by cranial nerves III, IV and VI.S Testing these eye movements looks for damage to the nervesS Most common symptom from damage is double vision
  11. 11. VA: Visual Acuity S The measurement of the sharpness of vision S Tested by using a Snellen chart S Patient stands 20 feet away from chart and indentifies letters from that distance
  12. 12. ReferencesS Fremgen, Bonnie F., and Suzanne S. Frucht. Medical Terminology: A Living Language. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009. Print.S 0
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