EARS suffixes

  1. acous/o
  2. acoustic
    pertaining to hearing
  3. audiometer
    instrument for testing hearing
  4. auditory
    pertaining to sense of hearing
  5. myring/o
    tympanic membrane (eardrum)
  6. myringotomy
    incision of the tympanic membrane
  7. tympanoplasty
    surgical repair of the tympanic membrane

    any surgical procedure designed to cure a chronic inflammatory process in the middle ear or restore function to sound-transmitting mechanism of the middle ear
  8. ot/o
  9. otorrhea
    inflammation of the ear with purulent discharge
  10. salping/o
    auditory tube
  11. acusis
  12. anacusis
    total deafness
  13. Achromatopsia
    congenital deficiency in color perception

    color blindness: more common in men
  14. astigmatism
    defective curvature of the cornea and lens, which causes light rays to focus unevenly over the retina rather than being focused on a single point, resulting in a distorted image
  15. cataract
    degenerative disease in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively cloudy, causing decreased vision
  16. conjunctivitis (pink eye)
    inflammation of the conjunctive that can be caused by bacteria, allergy, irritation, or a foreign body
  17. diabetic retinopathy
    retinal damage marked by aneurysmal dilation and bleeding of blood vessels or the formation of new blood vessels, causing visual changes
  18. Glaucoma
    • condition in which aqueous humor fails to drain properly and accumulates in the anterior chamber of the eye, causing elevated IOP.
    • -eventually leads to loos of vision and blindness.
    • -Treatment: miotics (eyedrops) that cause pupils to constrict/ surgery may be necessary

    • open angle: most common; results from degenerative changes that cause congestion and reduce flow of aqueous humor through the canal of Schlemm
    • -painless; destroys peripheral vision, causing tunnel vision

    Closed angle:
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EARS suffixes
EARS suffixes