Pressure Equalizing tube
The tube is placed in a child’s eardrum to assist
in drainage when fluid is trapped and to equalize the
pressure between the middle ear cavity and
Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat
Abbreviation used for eyes, ears, nose and throat.
The eyes, ears, nose and throat are interconnected
Bone Conduction is used to conduce sound to the
inner ears through the bones skull.
It is used for people who have a normal hearing to
“bone headphones” are better than headphones
because it transmits sound directly to the innermost
part of the ear that sends
signals to the brain whilst
bypassing portions of the ear.
Abbreviation used by medical professionals for both
Auris Utraque, which is latin for both ears.
OM- Otitis Media
OM is inflammation of the middle ear, mostly seen in
Common after an upper respiratory infection, which
is moved from the pharynx to the middle ear
in the middle ear.
Term refers to normal state of
Emmetr/o = correct, proper
-opia = vision condition
It is the outward turning of the
Due to muscle weakness of the
exo = outward
-tropia = turned condition
Oculus sinister, which is latin for left eye.
Movement of the eyes in various directions
In order for a doctor to check the patient is asked to
look at objects in different directions.
Visual acuity is the sharpness of the patients vision.
Usually measured my an optometrist with
a chart of letters in different sizes
from a distance.
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