Article Date: 8/1/2004

TECHTALK GLOSSARY

Accommodation: Change in the shape and thickness of the crystalline lens that brings near objects into focus. The "auto focus" of the eye.

Gas permeable lenses: Contact lenses made of rigid molded plastic that transmit oxygen to the cornea.

Neovascularization: Proliferation of blood vessels in tissues not normally containing them.

Papillary conjunctivitis: Inflammation of the conjunctiva characterized by bumps on the underside of the eyelid.

Triage: A method for determining treatment priority based on the severity of a patient's complaint.

 


Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: August 2004