Acronyms & Abbreviations in Ophthalmology for R2’s



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Acronyms & Abbreviations in Ophthalmology for R2’s



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ACIOL: anterior chamber intraocular lens

AION : anterior ischemic optic neuropathy

ALT: argon laser trabeculoplasty

AMPPE: acute multifocal posterior placoid epitheliopathy

ARMD: age-related macular degeneration

ARN: acute retinal necrosis

BARN: Bilateral acute retinal necrosis

BDR: background diabetic retinopathy

BRAO: branch retinal artery occlusion

BRVO: branch retinal vein occlusion

CACG: chronic angle closure glaucoma

cc: with correction (i.e. wearing glasses)

CNVM: choroidal neovascular membrane

CHED: corneal hereditary epithelial dystrophy

CME: cystoid macular edema

CL: contact lens

COAG: chronic open angle glaucoma

CRAO : central retinal artery occlusion

CRVO: central retinal vein occlusion

CSME: clinically significant macular edema

CWS: cotton wool spot

D: diopter

DR: diabetic retinopathy

DRS: the diabetic retinopathy study

DRVS: the diabetic retinopathy vitrectomy study

ECCE: extracapsular cataract extraction

ET: esotropia

ETDRS: the early treatment DRS

FAZ: foveal avascular zone

GHPC: geographic helical peripapillary choroiditis (same as SPC)

GPC: giant papillary conjuctivitis

HBID: heredit. benign intraepithel. dyskeratosis

HE-NE: Helium-Neon laser

HT: hypertropia

ICE syndrome: irido-corneal endothelial

ICCE: intracapsular cataract extraction

IOL: intraocular lens

IOP: intraocular pressure

IRMA: intra-retinal microvascular abnormalities

KARNS: the krypton vs. argon laser study

KP: keratic precipitate

MEWDS: multiple evanescent white dot syndrome

MPH: multiple pin hole

MR: manifest refraction

NPDR: non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy

NS: nuclear sclerosis

NVD: neovascularization of the disk

NVE: neovascularization elsewhere

OD: oculus dexter

ONTT: the optic neuritis treatment trial

OS: oculus sinister

OU: oculus uterque

PAM: primary acquired melanosis

PCIOL: posterior chamber intraocular lens

PACG: primary angle closure glaucoma

PD: pupillary distance

PD: prism diopter

PDR: proliferative diabetic retinopathy

PED: pigment epithelial detachment

PEK: Punctate epithelial keratopathy

PERG: pattern electroretinogram

PKP: penetrating keratoplasty

POAG: primary open angle glaucoma

POHS: presumed ocular histoplasmosis

PPDR: pre-PDR

PRK: photorefrctive keratectomy

PSCC: posterior subcapsular cataract

PVD: posterior vitreous detachment

PVR: proliferative vitreoretinopathy

PXE: pseudoxanthoma elasticum

RD: retinal detachment

RK: radial keratotomy

ROP: retinopathy of prematurity

RP: retinitis pigmentosa

RPE: retinal pigment epithelium

RPED: RPE detachment

SAM: secondary acquired melanosis

sc: without correction

SLE: slit lamp exam

SPC: serpiginous choroiditis

SPK: superficial punctate keratitis

SRNV: subretinal neovascular membrane

T: tonometry (measuring IOP)

V: vision

VD: vertex distance

VEP: visual evoked potential (same as VER)

VER: visual evoked response (same as VEP)

VH: vitreous hemorrhage

XT: exotropia

YAG: Yttrium aluminum garnet

© Mark Cohen 1998


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