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Certified Paraoptometric Exam

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1. The system for sorting and assigning priorities for medical treatment based on the urgency of the systems.

2. The interior portion of the eyeball that may be seen on ophthalmoscopy.

3. Layers in the cornea

4. A lens with no power.

5. Involves an imbalance in the positionig of the two eyes. I can cause the eys to cross in or tuyrn out. It's cause by a lack of coordination between the eyes.

6. Refers to imaging by section or sectioning - through the use of any kind of penetrating wave.

7. By mouth

8. Swelling or infection of the membrane lining the eyelids or Conjunctiva.

9. What are plus lenses used to correct?

10. Increases visual acuity because it reduces internal lens reflections.

11. The part of the retina responsible for sharp - clear vision.

12. Located behind the pupil - and is the secondary mechanism of focus - adjusting the amount of focus the light image requires before it reaches the retina.

13. What does a tonometer measure?

14. A method of determining the state of refraction of the eye by illumination the retina with a mirror and observing the direction of movement of the retinal illumination and adjacent shadow when the mirror is turned.

15. The distance from the back surface of the lens to the front of the eye.

16. An ophthalmic stain - available in liquid form and is the most commonly used ophthlmic dye.

17. As needed

18. The smallest unit of lens measure.

19. Inward

20. Its purpose: Improve the portability and continuity of health insurance overage - improve access to long-term care services and coverage - to simplify administrative care.

21. The nerve center of the eye where light is converted into an electrical signal that travels along the optic nerve to the brain.

22. The instrument that contains lenses and can be used to determine a spectacle correction.

23. Glaucoma causes...

24. What is the frame height - the most vertical dimension of the lens opening also known as?

25. What are cycloplegic drugs used for?

26. When water is retained and swelling occurs in the cornea.

27. At bedtime

28. Provides nutrients for the lens and posterior cornea.

29. When the vision in one of the eyes is reduced because the eye and the brain aren't working together properly. The eye itself may look normal - but it's not being used normally because the brain is favoring the other eye.

30. Upward and diagonally

31. The distance between the center of the pupil of each eye.

32. Constrictors

33. What provides the major refractive power of the eye?

34. Diabetic patients may have vision loss due to...

35. What's it called when the cornea thins and bulges forward?

36. Every _ Hour

37. The two main types of filing systems.

38. Outward

39. The chart most often used to measure acuity at distance.

40. A paralysis of the ciliary muscle - so accommodation can't occur.

41. Upward and inward

42. Dilators

43. Surgical removal of the lens - usually replaced with a plastic intraocular lens.

44. A layer located behind the retina and absorbs unused radiation.

45. Supplies most of the tears to the eye.

46. What is the name for the part of the frame that connects the two eyewires?

47. Associated with aging and results in damaging sharp and central vision.

48. What lens material is the easiest to break?

49. A complication of diabetes - progressive damage to the blood vessels of the retina.

50. Downward and inward