• Glaucoma Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • Cornea- The transparent layer in front of eye is called cornea.
  • Iris- Ring shaped, flat coloured membrane behind cornea with circular opening (pupil) at the centre.
  • Uveitis- Inflammation of uvea which is pigmented layer beneath cornea & consists of iris, choroid and ciliary body.
  • Retina- A layer sensitive to light & transmit images to brain via optic nerve at the back of the eyes.
  • Inflammation- A defence process of body when it reacts in response to unfavourable condition resulting in redness, tenderness, swelling and warmth of the affected area of body.
  • Tonometry- It is an inner eye pressure checking technique where an instrument called tonometer is used, after numbing the eye with eye drops.
  • Opthalmoscopy- A small device called Opthalmoscope is used to check shape & colour of optic nerve.