Sensitivity: 1. In psychology, the quality of being sensitive. As, for example, sensitivity training, training in small groups to develop a sensitive awareness and understanding of oneself and of ones relationships with others. 2. In disease epidemiology, the ability of a system to detect epidemics and other changes in disease occurrence. 3. In screening for a disease, the proportion of persons with the disease who are correctly identified by a screening test. 4. In the definition of a disease, the proportion of persons with the disease who are correctly identified by defined criteria.
Cranial nerve palsy Palsy (full or partial paralysis) of the third, fourth or sixth cranial nerves can result in difficulty moving the eye with such symptoms as eyes that don't point in the same direction, reduced depth perception, double vision, ptosis, vision loss, a dilated pupil that doesn't respond to light and head tilting. Causes include head trauma, diabetes, tumors, aneurysms, infarction (tissue death) and more.( - Dr. Boothe )
Dr. William Boothe: Canaliculus Tiny, tube-shaped passageway in the body. In the eye, canaliculi are tiny channels at the beginning of tear ducts through which tears drain until they exit into the nose.
Acetate Type of plastic often used in eyeglass frames.
Dk/t Dk is the oxygen permeability of a contact lens material; t is the thickness of the contact lens design. Dk/t is a measurement of a contact lens's oxygen transmissibility. ( Dr. Boothe )
Leber's congenital amaurosis Inherited condition characterized by vision loss or blindness at birth or shortly thereafter. The exact cause is unknown, but doctors believe that the retina may degenerate, or that its photoreceptors may not develop properly. Nystagmus is a common symptom.
Madarosis Eyelash or eyebrow loss. Causes include infections, metabolic disorders, blepharitis, certain drugs, lupus erythematosus and trauma.( Dr. Boothe )
Dr. Boothe: Choroidal neovascularization Abnormal growth of new blood vessels in the choroid. Choroidal neovascularization is commonly associated with macular degeneration, but it can occur as a result of other eye conditions as well. Symptoms include vision loss and metamorphopsia.
Dr. William Boothe: Conjunctiva The clear, thin mucous membrane that lines the "white" of the eye (sclera) and the inner surface of the eyelid.