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

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