Ophthalmos

  • 181exophthalmos — exophthalmic, adj. /ek sof thal meuhs, mos/, n. Pathol. protrusion of the eyeball from the orbit, caused by disease, esp. hyperthyroidism, or injury. Also, exophthalmus /ek sof thal meuhs/, exophthalmia /ek sof thal mee euh/. [1870 75; < NL < Gk&#8230; …

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  • 182ophthalmo- — a combining form meaning eye, used in the formation of compound words: ophthalmology. Also, esp. before a vowel, ophthalm . [ < Gk, comb. form of ophthalmós] * * * …

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  • 183Absent eye — Also called anophthalmia, a congenital malformation (birth defect) of the globe. Anophthalmia refers, strictly speaking, to absence of the globe and ocular tissue from the orbit. However, in most cases of anophthalmia, CT scans show some remnants …

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  • 184Exophthalmos — Protruding eyeball. A common finding in hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone) of Graves disease. * * * ex·oph·thal·mos also ex·oph·thal·mus .ek säf thal məs, səf n abnormal protrusion of the eyeball ex·oph·thal·mic .ek säf thal mik adj * * * …

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  • 185Eye — The organ of sight. The word eye come from the Teutonic auge. The eye has a number of components. These include the cornea, iris, pupil, lens, retina, macula, optic nerve and vitreous. The cornea is the clear front window of the eye that&#8230; …

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  • 186Eye, absent — Also called anophthalmia, a congenital malformation (birth defect) of the globe. Anophthalmia refers, strictly speaking, to absence of the globe and ocular tissue from the orbit. However, in most cases of anophthalmia, CT scans show some remnants …

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  • 187Eye, no — Also called anophthalmia, a congenital malformation (birth defect) of the globe. Anophthalmia refers, strictly speaking, to absence of the globe and ocular tissue from the orbit. However, in most cases of anophthalmia, CT scans show some remnants …

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  • 188Eye, small — Also called microphthalmia, an abnormally small eye, a congenital malformation (birth defect) of the globe. The related term anophthalmia means no eye and refers to absence of the globe and ocular tissue from the orbit. Microphthalmia may involve …

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  • 189Microphthalmia — An abnormally small eye, a congenital malformation (birth defect) of the globe. The related term anophthalmia means no eye and refers to absence of the globe and ocular tissue from the orbit. Microphthalmia may involve one or both eyes. It may&#8230; …

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  • 190Ophthalmia — Inflammation of the eye. Also known as ophthalmitis. * * * 1. Severe, often purulent, conjunctivitis. 2. Inflammation of the deeper structures of the eye. [G.] catarrhal o. a mild form of conjunctivitis with mucopurulent secretion. caterpillar&#8230; …

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  • 191Small eye — Also called microphthalmia, an abnormally small eye, a congenital malformation (birth defect) of the globe. The related term anophthalmia means no eye and refers to absence of the globe and ocular tissue from the orbit. Microphthalmia may involve …

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  • 192antixerophthalmic — Denoting agents (vitamin A and retinoic acid) that inhibit pathologic drying of the conjunctiva (xerophthalmia). [anti + G. xeros, dry, + ophthalmos, eye] * * * an·ti·xe·roph·thal·mic .zir äf thal mik, äp adj preventing or curing xerophthalmia&#8230; …

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  • 193buphthalmia, buphthalmus, buphthalmos — An affection of infancy, marked by an increase of intraocular pressure with enlargement of the eyeball. SYN: congenital glaucoma, hydrophthalmia, hydrophthalmos, hydrophthalmus. [G. bous, ox, + ophthalmos, eye] …

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  • 194cryptophthalmus, cryptophthalmia — Congenital absence of eyelids, with the skin passing continuously from the forehead onto the cheek over a rudimentary eye. [crypto + G. ophthalmos, eye] …

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  • 195endophthalmitis — Inflammation of the tissues within the eyeball. [endo + G. ophthalmos, eye, + itis, inflammation] granulomatous e. a diffuse, chronic inflammation of intraocular tissues. e. ophthalmia nodosa e. due to intraocular …

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  • 196exophthalmos, exophthalmus — Protrusion of one or both eyeballs; can be congenital and familial, or due to pathology, such as a retroorbital tumor (usually unilateral) or thyroid disease (usually bilateral). SYN: proptosis. [G. ex, out, + ophthalmos, eye] endocrine e. e.&#8230; …

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  • 197hemophthalmia, hemophthalmus — A blood filled eye. SYN: hematopsia. [hemo + G. ophthalmos, eye] …

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  • 198heterophthalmus — A seldom used term for a difference in the appearance of the two eyes, usually due to heterochromia iridis. SYN: allophthalmia. [hetero + G. ophthalmos, eye] …

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  • 199hydrophthalmia, hydrophthalmos, hydrophthalmus — SYN: buphthalmia. [hydro + G. ophthalmos, eye] …

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  • 200lagophthalmos, lagophthalmia — A condition in which a complete closure of the eyelids over the eyeball is difficult or impossible. [G. lagos, hare + ophthalmos, eye] …

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