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Certified Paraoptometric Exam

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1. Dilators

2. Supplies most of the tears to the eye.

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

4. 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.

5. The smallest unit of lens measure.

6. Provide a bigger field of vision.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. What are cycloplegic drugs used for?

10. Upward and inward

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

12. As needed

13. The light sensitive part of the eye.

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

16. At bedtime

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

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

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

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

21. What are used to treat dry eyes?

22. Provides nutrients for the lens and posterior cornea.

23. The two main types of filing systems.

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

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

26. 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.

27. The lifeline into and out of the practice.

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

29. A topical anesthetic.

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

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

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

33. The procedure using ultraviolet radiation from a laser to remove tissue.

34. Tropicamide - Atropine - Scopolamine - Phenylephrine

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

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

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

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

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

40. 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.

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

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

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

44. By mouth

45. Layers in the cornea

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

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

48. Downward and diagonally

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

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