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Peter Belford
Terms and Abbreviations   Pressure Equalizing Tube – PE Tube   Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat – EENT   Bone Conduction – BC...
PE Tube Equalize pressure between the middle  ear and the atmosphere. Assists in drainage of trapped fluid.
EENT   Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat.
BC   Using the bones of the skull to conduct    sound waves. Some hearing aids    employ this method and are almost as   ...
Both Ears - AU   Can either stand for both ears together:    Aures Unitas or each ear: Aures    Uterque.
OM   Commonly found in children after an    upper respiratory infection. Referred to    as a middle ear infection. Pathog...
EM
XT   Outward turning of the eye. Also known    as wall-eyed. Cause by muscle    weakness.
OS   Oculus Sinister or Left Eye. Not to be    confused with the late TLC member.
EOM   Movement of the eye independent of the    skull.
VA   Test of how well or poor someone sees.    May indicate a need for glasses. Often    performed using a Snellen Chart.
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  1. 1. Peter Belford
  2. 2. Terms and Abbreviations Pressure Equalizing Tube – PE Tube Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat – EENT Bone Conduction – BC Both Ears – AU Otitis Media – OM Emmetropia – EM Exotropia – XT Left Eye - OS Extraocular Movement – EOM Visual Acuity - VA
  3. 3. PE Tube Equalize pressure between the middle ear and the atmosphere. Assists in drainage of trapped fluid.
  4. 4. EENT Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat.
  5. 5. BC Using the bones of the skull to conduct sound waves. Some hearing aids employ this method and are almost as effective as normal hearing.
  6. 6. Both Ears - AU Can either stand for both ears together: Aures Unitas or each ear: Aures Uterque.
  7. 7. OM Commonly found in children after an upper respiratory infection. Referred to as a middle ear infection. Pathogens cause fluid to accumulate, could be either watery (serous otitis media) or pus (purulent otitis media).
  8. 8. EM
  9. 9. XT Outward turning of the eye. Also known as wall-eyed. Cause by muscle weakness.
  10. 10. OS Oculus Sinister or Left Eye. Not to be confused with the late TLC member.
  11. 11. EOM Movement of the eye independent of the skull.
  12. 12. VA Test of how well or poor someone sees. May indicate a need for glasses. Often performed using a Snellen Chart.
  13. 13. Peter Belford

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