Article Date: 10/1/2004

TECHTALK GLOSSARY

Conjunctivitis: Inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by fungi, viruses or bacteria.

Corneal ulcer: Open sore on the corneal surface caused by progressive erosion and cell death.

Diuretic: Pharmacologic agent that increases urine output. Often prescribed to control high blood pressure.

Multipurpose solution: Contact lens care solution that combines cleaning, rinsing and disinfecting agents in a single bottle.

Sjögrens syndrome: Chronic disease in which white blood cells attack moisture-producing glands, often causing dry eye.

 


Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: October 2004