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Chapter 13J

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Chapter 13J

  1. 1. CHAPTER 13J SAMANTHA LOEBBAKA
  2. 2. PE TUBE • PE tube is the abbreviation for “pressure equalizing tube.” • Small tube surgically placed in a child’s eardrum to assist in drainage of trapped fluid. • The tube also helps to equalize pressure between the middle ear cavity and the atmosphere.
  3. 3. EENT • EENT is the abbreviation for eyes, ears, nose, and throat.
  4. 4. BC • BC is the abbreviation for bone conduction. • BC is the conduction of sound to the inner ear through the bones of the skull. • Bone conduction transmission can be used with individuals with normal or impaired hearing.
  5. 5. AU • AU is the abbreviation for both ears.
  6. 6. OM • OM is the abbreviation for otitis media. • Frequently in children. • Commonly referred to as a middle ear infection. • Often from an upper repertory infection. • The fluid in the ear varies from watery to full of pus.
  7. 7. EM • EM is the abbreviation for emmetropia. • State of normal vision.
  8. 8. XT • XT is the abbreviation for exotropia. • Outward turning of the eye. • Also called wall-eyed.
  9. 9. OS • OS is the abbreviation for left eye.
  10. 10. EOM • EOM is the abbreviation for extraocular movement.
  11. 11. VA • VA is the abbreviation for visual acuity. • Measurment of the sharpness of a patient’s vision.

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