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Certified Paraoptometric Exam

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

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

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

4. Right eye (OD)

5. Outward

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

7. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17. The Examination of the inside of the eye.

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

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

20. Measurement of the form and curvature of the cornea.

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

22. What are plus lenses used to correct?

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

24. Tropicamide - Atropine - Scopolamine - Phenylephrine

25. At bedtime

26. 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.

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

28. Proparacaine - Tetracaine - Cocaine

29. A lens with no power.

30. 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.

31. 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.

32. 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.

33. What are used to treat dry eyes?

34. 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.

35. Drop

36. Ultraviolet Coating protect the eye from damaging...

37. The gel that fills the eye and allows it to maintain its shape. Also serves as a clear pathway for light when it travels from the lens to the retina.

38. Constrictors

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

40. 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.

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

42. The smallest unit of lens measure.

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

44. What does a tonometer measure?

45. 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.

46. A jelly-like subastance located in the anterior chamber.

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

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

49. The portion of the optic nerve that is formed by the meeting of all retinal nerve fibers.

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