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Certified Paraoptometric Exam

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1. Glaucoma causes...

2. Inward

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

4. A test that measures the pressure inside your eye - which is called intraocular pressure.

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

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

7. Protected health Information

8. A test that allows a doctor to see inside the back of the eye and other structures using a magnifying instrument and a light source.

9. The smallest unit of lens measure.

10. If a patient claims to have pain in the ye but does not have any other symptoms - when do you schedule them for an appointment?

11. Downward and diagonally

12. A mid-index lens material that is thinner than glass or CR-39 - free from distortion and aberration and able to be used as a safety lens.

13. A lens with no power.

14. Drop

15. Constrictors

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

17. The Optothalmic examination of the eye by use of a slit lamp and a magnifying lens.

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

19. The entire area that can be seen when the eye is directed forward including that which is seen with peripheral vision.

20. The result of the refraction depends on the patient's ability to discern changes in clarity. This process relies on the cooperation of the Patient.

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

22. Numerous different surgeries that facilitate the escape of excess aqueous humor from the eye to lower the intraocular pressure and a few that lower IOP by decreasing the production of aqueous humor.

23. 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.

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

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

26. The Examination of the inside of the eye.

27. Controls the focusing power of the eye by changing the shape of the lens.

28. A broken blood vessel between the sclera and conjunctiva.

29. Corrects one eye for distance and the other eye for near and can be used to correct presbyopia.

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

31. Back vertex power which includes sphere and cylinder power.

32. The creation of a photograph of the interior surface of the eye.

33. A group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve and result in the vision loss and blindness. It occurs when the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises.

34. What are cycloplegic drugs used for?

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

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

37. Provides nutrients for the lens and posterior cornea.

38. The two main types of filing systems.

39. Which type of lens will have the same power in all areas of the lens?

40. What is the primary function of the inferior rectus muscle?

41. The light sensitive part of the eye.

42. The measure of the finest detail the eye may detect.

43. Is a clouding of the eye's lens and is the leading cause of blindness.

44. Every _ Hour

45. By mouth

46. Layers in the cornea

47. Laser-based - non contact - noon invasive imaging technique.

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

49. Supplies most of the tears to the eye.

50. 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.