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Certified Paraoptometric Exam

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

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

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

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

5. Downward and diagonally

6. The lifeline into and out of the practice.

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

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

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

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

11. Outward

12. The ability to maintain visual focus on an object with both eyes creating a single visual image.

13. Two instruments are used to test patient blood pressure.

14. 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.

15. Drop

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

17. Glaucoma causes...

18. Transparent covering of the eye that lies between the eyelid and front of the eye.

19. 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.

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

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

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

23. 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.

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

25. What does a tonometer measure?

26. Computer-assisted method of mapping the surface curvature of the cornea.

27. Downward and inward

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

29. 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.

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

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

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

33. Every _ Hour

34. Layers in the cornea

35. Tropicamide - Atropine - Scopolamine - Phenylephrine

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

37. This is the pathway between the ye and the brain along which the signals produced by the retina travel to the brain.

38. The Examination of the inside of the eye.

39. The smallest unit of lens measure.

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

41. What lens material is the easiest to break?

42. A lens with no power.

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

44. Supplies most of the tears to the eye.

45. Upward and inward

46. The two main types of filing systems.

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

48. Protected health Information

49. 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.

50. 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?