middle layer of the eye containing many blood vessels
transparent anterior part of the sclera that lies over the iris
pigmented muscular structure that allows light to pass thru
lies directly behind the pupil; focuses and bends light
carries visual images from the retina to the brain
opening in the center of the iris
innermost layer of the eye; contains the vision receptors
SCLERA(white of the eye)
outer protective layer of the eye
external, visible part of the ear located on both sides of the head; directs sound waves to the external auditory meatus
passage between the middle ear and the pharynx; equalizes air pressure on both sides of the tympanic membrane.
external auditory meatus(canal)
short tube ending at the tympanic membrane
labyrinthlike bony spaces within the temporal bone of the skull that contains a corresponding membranous labyrinth; maintains sense of balance.
consists of the tympanic membrane, eustachian tube, and ossicles
bones of the middle ear(stapes, incus, and malleus) that carry sound vibrations
consists of the auricle and external auditory meatus
semitransparent membrane that separates the external auditory meatus and the middle ear cavity
defective curvature of the refractive surfaces of the eye(cornea or lens)
clouding of the lens of the eye
separation of the retina from the choroid, or middle coat of the eye
eye disorder characterized by optic nerve damage usually caused by the abdominal inc. of interocular pressure.
a laser procedure that reshapes the corneal tissue beneath the surface of the cornea
macular degeneration (ARMD)
a progressive deterioration of the central portion of the retina resulting in a loss of central vision. when caused by the aging process it is referred to as age-related macular degeneration.
a healthcare professional who prescribes corrective lenses and/or eye exercises
otitis media (OM)
inflammation of the middle ear
ringing in the ears
fluid-filled sac that allows for easy movement of one part of a joint over another
tough bands of fibrous connective tissue that attach one bone to another
band of fibrous connective tissue that attaches muscle to bone
carpal tunnel syndrom (CTS)
nerve entrapment disorder of the wrist caused by compression of the median nerve.
disease in which an excessive amount of uric acid in the blood causes sodium urate crystals to be deposited in the joints.
muscular dystrophy (MD)
group of hereditary diseases characterized by degeneration of muscle and weakness.
nuclear medicine (NM)
diagnostic imaging test producing scans that give information about the body's anatomy by using radioactive material.
the study and treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
a chronic systemic disease characterized by inflammatory changes in the connective tissue throughout the body