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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «E»:

  1. Eye Institute, National Eye Institute, National
    Eye Institute, National (NEI): One of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S., NEI's mission is to "conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preser...
  2. Eye Institute, National (NEI) Eye Institute, National (NEI)
    Eye Institute, National (NEI): One of the US National Institutes of Health, NEI's mission is to "conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservati...
  3. Eye melanoma Eye melanoma
    Eye melanoma: See: Intraocular melanoma....
  4. Eye pressure test Eye pressure test
    Eye pressure test: A standard eye test that determines the fluid pressure inside the eye. The test is called tonometry. Increased pressure within the eye is a possible sign of glaucoma, a common and potentially very serious eye problem if it is not detected and treated promptly. It is recommended th...
  5. Eye retraction syndrome Eye retraction syndrome
    Eye retraction syndrome: See: Duane syndrome....
  6. Eye, absent Eye, absent
    Eye, 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 of the globe, indicating they represent ...
  7. Eye, dry Eye, dry
    Eye, dry: See: Dry eye....
  8. Eye, lazy Eye, lazy
    Eye, lazy: See: Lazy eye....
  9. Eye, no Eye, no
    Eye, 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 of the globe, indicating they represent seve...
  10. Eye, small Eye, small
    Eye, 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 one or both eyes. It may occur in isol...
  11. Eyedrop test Eyedrop test
    Eyedrop test: There are many types of eyedrops and many types of eyedrop tests. One of the most common eyedrop tests is pupil dilation. This examination enables your eye care professional to see more of your retina, the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of your eye. Dilating (widening) t...
  12. Eyelash Eyelash
    Eyelash: One of the familiar stiff hairs that project from the margin of the eyelid. Eyelashes tend to be noticed mainly when something goes wrong with them. An eyelash gets in your eye and irritates it; you have an ingrown eyelash; your eyelashes fall out, etc....
  13. Eyelid Eyelid
    Eyelid: The lid or cover of the eye, a movable fold of skin and muscle that can be closed over the eyeball or opened at will. Each eye has an upper and a lower lid. An eyelid is also called a palpebra....
  14. Eyelid granulation Eyelid granulation
    Eyelid granulation: See Blepharitis....
  15. Eyelid myokymia Eyelid myokymia
    Eyelid myokymia: Fine continuous contractions of the eyelid muscle, typically involving one of the lower eyelids, less often an upper eyelid. The condition occurs spontaneously, sometimes triggered by stress, fatigue, caffeine or alcohol. In most cases, the condition is benign and ceases of its own ...