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Certified Paraoptometric Exam

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1. Proparacaine - Tetracaine - Cocaine

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

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

4. A topical anesthetic.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. What lens material is the easiest to break?

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

15. What are used to treat dry eyes?

16. The Examination of the inside of the eye.

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

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

19. Provides nutrients for the lens and posterior cornea.

20. 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.

21. At bedtime

22. Tropicamide - Atropine - Scopolamine - Phenylephrine

23. 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.

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

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

26. One type of contact lens is applied after waking and removed before going to sleep.

27. The light sensitive part of the eye.

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

29. Protected health Information

30. Supplies most of the tears to the eye.

31. 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.

32. What does a tonometer measure?

33. Dilators

34. 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.

35. Outward

36. Provide a bigger field of vision.

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

38. 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.

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

40. 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.

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

42. 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.

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

44. The two main types of filing systems.

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

46. Layers in the cornea

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

48. Downward and inward

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

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