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What exactly is phthisis bulbi?

What exactly is phthisis bulbi?

Great question!: Phthisis bulbl is wasting away or destruction of the eye. It can be due to disease or injury. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phthisis_bulbi ...Read more

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What does thalassemia mean exactly?

What does thalassemia mean exactly?

Start with this link: There are several types. This is a good starting resource. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000587.htm ...Read more

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What is MS mean what is MS mean

What is MS mean what is MS mean

Multiple Sclerosis: An inflammatory disease of brain, spinal cord and eyes appearing in young people affecting more women than men, with about 450,000 afflicted in USA, 2.5 million worldwide, ...Read more

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What does orthoptic mean?

What does orthoptic mean?

Physical therapy for: Thee eye problems.Treatment of defects of binocular vision (such as strabismus and amblyopia) by nonsurgical measures (especially by exercises to strengthen the eye muscles). ...Read more

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What does fundoscopy mean?

What does fundoscopy mean?

Look at fundus: It means looking at the fundus. It is an exam technique to look at the fundus and retina of the eye for clues on various diseases. ...Read more

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What does lasik mean?

What does lasik mean?

LASIK : Lasik is a procedure that refers to the creation of a corneal flap, followed by laser to reshape the cornea. The flap is replaced. The goal is to improve vision and reduce or eliminate the need for contact lenses or glasses. ...Read more

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What does having gray eyes mean?

What does having gray eyes mean?

Can be aging: If you are talking the white part of the eyes then this can be normal aging. If you have rheumatoid arthritis or lupus this can be problematic. Gray irides are just a variant in color. ...Read more

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What are exophthalmos?

What are exophthalmos?

Bulging eyes: Exophthalmos, sometimes also called proptosis, is a condition where the eyes appear to be bulging out of their orbits. It is often seen in hyperthyroidism and usually results from thickening of the muscles around the eyes. This can be seen on certain imaging studies and can be treated by low dose radiation therapy, medication and/or orbital decompression if the circulation is compromised. ...Read more

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What does hydrocephalus mean?

What does hydrocephalus mean?

Hydrocephalus: Hydrocephalus is a situation where there is too much water in the brain. Spinal fluid normally circulates around and within in the brain. If the amount increases beyond normal volumes then one can have hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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What exactly does bi-temporal epileptogenic discharge means?

What exactly does bi-temporal epileptogenic discharge means?

Abnormal.: "epileptogenic discharge" is one term for the shape of certain brain waves that are often associated with the tendency to have seizures. The temporal lobe is a common area to suffer from that tendency; "bi-temporal" means "two" (both) temporal lobes (there is one on each side of the brain) show this pattern. ...Read more

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What exactly is exotropia?

What exactly is exotropia?

Eyes turn outwards: Exotropia is the medical term for eyes out of alignment in which one of them drifts to the side away from the other. It is usually due to visual difficulties in childhood but may also occur due to oculomotor impairment in adulthood from a variety of causes. ...Read more

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What does eyelid twitching mean?

What does eyelid twitching mean?

Myokymia: Random twitching of an eyelid, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles within a muscle). Myokymia starts and stops spontaneously. In the eyelids, it can last a few minutes to a few days. It can be caused by stress, dry eyes, lack of sleep. ...Read more

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What does astigmatism mean?

What does astigmatism mean?

Not spherical: Astigmatism means that the front window of the eye, the cornea, is not spherical. It is shaped like the side of an egg. Astigmatism is normal. ...Read more

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What exactly does infundibulum is midline mean?

Of uterus: Fundus is under belly button= midline. The top of the ? Pregnant uterus is where it should be and not flopping to one side. ...Read more

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What does having elephantiasis mean?

What does having elephantiasis mean?

Lymph obstruction: Elephantiasis refers to massive swelling of a limb due to blockage of tiny channels in the soft tissues called lymphactics. These channels usually help circulate white blood cells throughout the body and help filter certain waste products. Parasites and certain developmental diseases can cause elephantiasis. Lymphatic swelling caused by tumors or operations is usually called lymphedema. ...Read more

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What is proptosis?

What is proptosis?

See an eye doctor: If one or both of the eyes bulge forward, this is called proptosis. This requires an eye doctor to evaluate, usually also with imaging of the orbits (tissue surrounding the eyes). ...Read more

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What does ballooning mean?

What does ballooning mean?

Spiders: Ballooning is how spiders seem to glide on very fine line of silk. (not to be confused wtih hot-air ballooning). ...Read more

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What is miltiple scrorosis what does it mean

What is miltiple scrorosis what does it mean

?multiple sclerosis?: Is that what you meant?.. If so, ms is an autoimmune mediated disorder occurring in approx 400, 000 americans, where there is an inflammatory attack on the myelin coverings of the nerves in brain and spinal cord. Typical symptoms involve loss of vision, double vision, weakness, incoordination, loss of balance, numbness, pain, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue and problems with bowel and bladder. ...Read more

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