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Extras: Common Ophthalmology/Optometry Eye Abbreviations

A or Acc ………………… accommodation
AC ………………… anterior chamber
AC/A ………………… accommodative convergence/accommodation ratio
ALT ………………… argon laser trabeculoplasty
APD ………………… afferent pupil defect
ARMD ………………… age-related macular degeneration
ASC ………………… anterior subcapsular cataract
BLP ………………… bare light perception
BRAO ………………… branch retinal artery occlusion
BRVO ………………… branch retinal vein occlusion
CACG ………………… chronic angle closure glaucoma
CE ………………… cataract extraction
CF ………………… confrontational fields or count fingers
CL ………………… clear, contact lens
CRAO ………………… central retinal artery occlusion
CRVO ………………… central retinal vein occlusion
CS ………………… conjunctiva and sclera
CSME ………………… clinically significant macular edema
CSR ………………… central serous retinopathy
D ………………… diopters
DQ ………………… deep and quite
DR ………………… diabetic retinopathy
EOG ………………… electro-oculogram
EOM ………………… extraocular movements
ERG ………………… electroretinogram
ERM ………………… epiretinal membrane
ET ………………… esotropia
EXT ………………… extremities
FA ………………… fluorescein angiography
FOL ………………… follicles
HE ………………… hard exudates
HM ………………… hand movement
HSV ………………… herpes simplex virus
HT ………………… hypertropia
I ………………… iris
IMHO ………………… in my humble opinion
IOP ………………… intraocular pressure
J1,J2 ………………… Jaeger (near vision scale J1+=20/20)
K ………………… cornea
KCN ………………… keratoconus
KPs ………………… keratic precipitates
L ………………… lens
LASIK ………………… laser in situ keratomileusis
LOL ………………… laugh out loud
LP ………………… light perception
LPI ………………… laser peripheral iridotomy
LL ………………… lids and lacrimation
LLL ………………… left lower lid
LUL ………………… left upper lid
MA ………………… microaneurysms
MP ………………… membrane peel
NLP ………………… no light perception
NPDR ………………… non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy
NSC ………………… nuclear sclerotic cataract
NV ………………… neovascularization
NVA ………………… neovascularization of the angle
NVD ………………… neovascularization of the disk
NVE ………………… neovascularization elsewhere
NVG ………………… neovascularization glaucoma
NVI ………………… neovascularization of iris
OD ………………… oculus dexter (the right eye)
OS ………………… oculus sinister (the left eye)
OU ………………… oculus uterque (both eyes)
P ………………… pupils
Pap ………………… papillae
PAS ………………… peripheral anterior synechiae
PCO ………………… posterior capsular opacification
PD ………………… pupillary distance
PDR ………………… proliferative diabetic retinopathy
PED ………………… pigment epithelial detachment
PED ………………… persistent epithelial defect
PEE ………………… punctate epithelial erosion
PH ………………… pinhole
PHNI ………………… pinhole no improvement
PHPV ………………… persistent hyperplastic of primary vitreous
PI ………………… peripheral iridotomy
PK ………………… Penetrating keratoplasty (corneal xpl)
POAG ………………… primary open angle glaucoma
PPV ………………… pars plana vitrectomy
PRP ………………… panretinal photocoagulation
PSC ………………… posterior subcapsular cataract
PVD ………………… posterior vitreous detachment
PVR ………………… proliferative vitreoretinopathy
PXS/PXF ………………… pseudoexfoliation syndrome
RAPD ………………… relative afferent papillary defect
RD ………………… retinal detachment
ROFL ………………… roll on floor laughing
RLL ………………… right lower lid
ROP ………………… retinopathy of prematurity
RP ………………… retinitis pigmentosa
RPE ………………… retinal pigment epithelium
RUL ………………… right upper lid
Sc ………………… sans correction (no glasses)
SLE ………………… slit-lamp exam
SLK ………………… superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis
SRF ………………… subretinal fluid
Sph ………………… spherical lens
T ………………… pressure
Tap ………………… pressure (applination)
Tono ………………… pressure (tonopen)
V or Va ………………… vision or visual acuity
Vcc ………………… vision (with correction)
VEP ………………… visual evoked potential
Vsc ………………… vision (sans correction)
VH ………………… vitreous hemorrhage
Vit ………………… vitreous
W&Q ………………… white and quite
WNL ………………… within normal limits
XOXO ………………… hugs and kisses
XT ………………… exotropia



129 Comments



Handy list of ophthalmology / Optometry acronyms / abbreviations. These can be tricky for those not familiar with eye care.

Good Job.

I conduct national seminars on coding, documentaion and billing for eyecare (optometry and ophthalmology.

http://www.ritecode.com



Comment by Jeffrey Restuccio — June 12, 2008



A good list- here’s a few more:
DFE- dilated fundus exam
E(T)- intermittant esotropia
X(T)’- intermittant exotropia at near
E – esophoria
E’ – esophoria at near
You can probably extrapolate the rest of the basic strabismus ones. Others in strabismus:
SOOA – superior oblique overaction
IOOA – inferior oblique overaction
And the basic slit lamp ones:
F&R – flat and round (iris)
SPK – superficial punctate keratopathy
And finally:
PTC- pseudotumor cerebri (I don’t know what is used by those who call it idiopathic intracranial hypertension)
PCIOL -posterior chamber intraocular lens
ACIOL -anterior chamber intraocular lens
I’ll write up more as they come to mind!



Comment by Emily Cook — September 5, 2008



Thanks Emily,
Some of those I forgot to add. Others, like “F&R” I’ve never seen used before.



Comment by admin — September 8, 2008



Hello..
here is some more add Them…
NFI- No further improvement.
XOT- Exotropia.
XOP- Exophoria.
SOT- Esotropia.
SOP- Esophoria.
IPD- Interpupillary Distance.
NCD- Near convergence distance.



Comment by Faisal Nadeem Fazi — September 12, 2008



MSC OD wat it is mean?



Comment by ALLAN — February 11, 2009



Not sure … could be “NSC OD” which could be “Nuclear Sclerotic Cataract of the Right Eye”



Comment by admin — February 11, 2009



what is IOLI & IOL?

EDITOR: Well, IOL is IntraOcular Lens. I’m not sure what IOLI could mean.



Comment by Marisol — April 7, 2009



I want surgical eye lenses detiles & rates.



Comment by Dr.D.Gopinath — July 16, 2009



additional

kk- kryptok



Comment by lyndell of davao coctors college! — August 19, 2009



What is the PERRL and Rx abbreviations mean?



Comment by Josephine Klah — September 15, 2009



PERRL = Pupils Equally Round and Reactive to Light

Rx = Prescription



Comment by admin — September 15, 2009



Anyone know what DMC would be an abbreviation for?



Comment by Ruth Larkin — October 19, 2009



I just found your website and I am in LOVE. I am an Optician learning to become an Ophthamolic Tech and this website is extremely useful, and fun.
I was wondering if you have a video on how to use a phoropter, as I am now moving in to this.

Thanks,

Jamie



Comment by Jamie — October 20, 2009



what does btl mean when given for uncorrected acuity for an infant



Comment by Joanne — November 15, 2009



BTL must mean “blink to light”



Comment by admin — November 15, 2009



For putting drops in my eyes my drs notes read:
BID (i think means twice a day).
QID (maybe 4 times a day) and
TID? And there are probably more I’ll come across.
Do you know where I can find out what these mean?
Also IO=Intra Ocular

Thanks for your list, very helpful!



Comment by judith moffatt — January 9, 2010



PEK, Punctate Epithelial Keratopathy

and for judith, TID is three times daily.

good list!



Comment by gigi — March 10, 2010



To correct someone who said PERRL, I’ve never heard that one but I working as an EMT we use PEARL – Pupils Equal And Reactive to Light.



Comment by Dan — March 31, 2010



BID=twice per day
QID=four times per day
TID=three times per day
QHS=nighttime/bedtime
QAM=morning



Comment by Trish — March 31, 2010



IOLI means intraocular lens implantation



Comment by Trish — March 31, 2010



PERRLA/ PERRL is an accepted medical/ nursing abbreviation for “Pupils Equal, Round, Reactive to Light Accomodation.”

I’ve seen it written as Dan stated above, as well (PEARL).



Comment by Laurie — August 25, 2010



Yikes. Be careful with:
QD – every day, or once a day – Latin, quaque die
QID – 4 times a day – Latin, quater in die

These are not recommended because of the obvious risk of the potentially dangerous confusion that could result in a once-a-day medication being given 4 times a day.

English is better.



Comment by Robert Withers — August 26, 2010



Very useful. Thanks!



Comment by Dr. Bayasgalan — August 27, 2010



MSICS means??



Comment by christia — August 30, 2010



Love this resource. I’m and RN and I start a new job in an ophthalmology office next month. It is a big switch going from Cardiac to eyes…this is a great prep for getting familiar and feeling less like a fish out of water. Thanks!



Comment by Adrienne — September 1, 2010



What is the CPT procedure code for “K’s”?

What is the CPT procedure code for Orb scan?



Comment by Cathy Weaver — October 25, 2010



TLE, anyone?



Comment by gigi — October 28, 2010



few more to the list

CHA:Compound hyperopia and astigmatism
CHAP:Compound hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia
CHMP:Compound hyperopia, myopia, and presbyopia
CMA:Compound myopia, astigmatism
CMAP:Compound myopia, astigmatism and presbyopia

you can check my list here
http://happymedicalcoders.blogspot.com/2010/11/opthalmology-abbreviations.html



Comment by happy coder — November 5, 2010



My job is reading charts, and opthalmology charts are one of the hardest.
does anyone know what a recrurrent SCH is?



Comment by don odell — November 19, 2010



what does PIR stand for



Comment by terri — November 23, 2010



BL = both lids



Comment by TONYA — December 7, 2010



thank you all :) i’ve made my own Big list :D



Comment by Anton V — December 15, 2010



like i said, i’ve made a biger one:)
the whole list u can find in here: terra-ophthalmica.blogspot.com/2010/12/blog-post_15.html



Comment by Anton V — December 15, 2010



Could you tell me what the abbreviation VMT is?



Comment by Kelly G — February 11, 2011



PECLE?



Comment by AYA — March 10, 2011



tping?



Comment by gigi — March 24, 2011



for Don Odell ….

SCH – sub conjunctival hemorrhage



Comment by Emily — March 25, 2011



I am in MedTrans, kindly help me to find the meaning of the acronyms/med. terms in Ophtha. The following are:
1. AC 4/4 –
2. BIO –
3. ONH –
4. CLARE –
5. CLPU –
6. CLAPC –
7. Gutt/g
I deeply appreciate your help. Thanks a lot.



Comment by Lalaine Regno — March 29, 2011



For Lalaine:
1. Probably Anterior Chamber angle open in all quadrants (not seen this written like this though)
2. Binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy
3. Optic nerve head
4. Contact Lens Associated Red Eye
5. Not sure
6. Contact Lens Associated Papilliary Conjuctivitis
7. Gutt or g means (eye)drop



Comment by Michael — March 31, 2011



Thanks for the wonderful help. Just starting typing at home and am used to all kinds of medical terminology, all except ophthalmology…go figure. Will make this site a favourite.



Comment by Jennifer — April 7, 2011



Do you know what ‘PECLE OD’ stands for?



Comment by ken — April 20, 2011



irf=intraretinal fluid



Comment by gigi — May 6, 2011



what is FN in optometry?what is DLK IN OPTOMETRY?



Comment by sridevi — May 16, 2011



another possibility for SCH: suprachoroidal hemorrhage

does anyone know “sps” – referring to conjunctiva/sclera?



Comment by gigi — June 20, 2011



Why are LOL, ROFL, and XOXO on here?? o_O I would love it if a Dr put ROFL on his/her note!



Comment by Teresa — August 2, 2011



What does PECLE stand for?



Comment by teresa — August 30, 2011



What is (what looks like) Scedema, left eye OR Scodoma, left eye?



Comment by Shelly — September 20, 2011



Shelly, Scodoma is probably SCOTOMA= a blind spot.



Comment by Dianna — October 10, 2011



Thank you so much for this much needed information. I am currently in school for medical transcriptionist/editor and this is like a goldmine. Thank you so much!



Comment by mte2b — October 22, 2011



What is SND OU?



Comment by Phyllis Frazier — October 22, 2011



Eye Coder at Denver Health- Is a YAG PI the same as an LPI? I am thinking the YAG is a peripheral Iridotomy done with a YAG laser and the LPI is a general term for Laser peripheral Iridectomy and both code to CPT 66761. Am I right???



Comment by Scott Rhoton — November 9, 2011



What is HST? (not higher surgical training)
Come across this in the fundoscope diagram.



Comment by Jun — January 5, 2012



What is CC/USUM and UCUSUM on acuity -best correction Distance?



Comment by Carol Parker — January 23, 2012



Reviewing an ophtho note for a patient with MS with prior episodes of optic neuritis.
OHN (optic nerve head)s with stable increased COR.

What is COR?
Thanks!



Comment by Karen — February 13, 2012



What does N mean



Comment by Sheryl Frank — February 14, 2012



What is a VOC measurement?

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!



Comment by Jenny — March 7, 2012



CuSM – Meaning of ophthalmology abbreviation?
Thanks.



Comment by Gus — March 18, 2012



Does anyone know what CMR is? It almost looks like it has refractive numbers and visual acuity after it.

Thanks.



Comment by Michelle — April 24, 2012



CMR is cycloplegic manifest refraction



Comment by Dr. Warner — April 24, 2012



cusm = central, unsteady, and
maintained



Comment by gigi — May 2, 2012



HST is horse shoe tear



Comment by Steven — May 8, 2012



What does abbreviation PC LI OU stand for? I can get the PC and the OU, but confused on the LI…….



Comment by Amy — June 1, 2012



Reviewing chart-
Gl(s)
NS on DES

Help!



Comment by Carol — June 18, 2012



what does pk mean/ in my chart ts isay s/p/ pk od



Comment by ally — July 5, 2012



PK = Penetrating Keratoplasty (another way of saying corneal transplant)



Comment by admin — July 5, 2012



what is the meaning of the following abbreviation:

Diagnosis: CS encircled M OD
Operation performed: ECCE with PC IO/OD

Thank you in advance :)



Comment by Bambi — July 9, 2012



Looking for information on IRMA. What does it stand for?



Comment by Alecia — July 19, 2012



I found out that BD + Base Down, and BU = Base Up in regards to prism.



Comment by Ron — July 21, 2012



Very helpful … Thank you, ALL



Comment by Cheri — August 17, 2012



We need someone to come up with an app for Opthalmic techs for all these terms and abbreviations. Anyone suggest an app they have found?



Comment by Shanta — September 14, 2012



http://www.medicabbreviations.com



Comment by LB — September 26, 2012



Hi!
Thanks a lot for this wonderful and helpful site!!

The only abbreviation (if it is one)I am still missing is f/u, which is used immediately before what seems to be the name of the condition (“chronic ant uveitis”).
Does anybody know what it means?
Again, thank you very muchfor your help.

Regards,

Prof. Maria Cristina Vignolo



Comment by Maria Cristina Vignolo — October 6, 2012



To the best of my knowledge f/u means follow up.



Comment by lh — October 17, 2012



hi whats the meaning of EOR? ..thank you



Comment by YAN — October 17, 2012



EOR = error of refraction



Comment by Karen — October 19, 2012



what does pece iol stand for ?



Comment by mary — October 19, 2012



Love thé XOXO . Very cute :)



Comment by shamim — December 3, 2012



What does x(t) mean ?



Comment by maria — December 25, 2012



Here is another one I run across “FC” finger count. English would be nice…



Comment by Ki Krhut — December 26, 2012



Does anyone know what the following abbreviations stand for? I saw these in an ophthalmologist/optometrist report.

1. NCT
2. CS trace
3 NS trace
4. NFL (this can’t mean National Football League)
5. c/l h/v
6. CSME
7. LDFE
8. CMA (this can’t mean Chinese Martial Arts)



Comment by georg — January 7, 2013



Does anyone know the symbol + with a circle around it?



Comment by Alicia — January 8, 2013



Primary doc referral slip for ophthalmologist says HX & BS and
EO POOLE. Can any one decifer this please

Editor: I would have guessed:
Hx: history
BS: blood sugar?
EO: possibly they meant EOM (extra ocular movements)
POOLE: they may have meant PERRLA (pupils equally round reactive to light and accommodation)

EO and POOLE are not abbreviations used in ophthalmology, at least not in my experience practicing in the us. PERRLA is very commonly used by non-eye doctors.



Comment by Jonna — January 29, 2013



georg,

these could be some:

1. NCT – we use it for non-contact IOP measuring methods;
2. CS trace -regarding natural lens – cortical sclerosis;
3 NS trace – nuclear sclerosis;
4. NFL (this can’t mean National Football League)-(retinal) nerve fiber layer
5. c/l h/v =maybe contact lens hard wearer (I’m not sure)
6. CSME -clinically significant macular edema.

Dear admin – your webpage is wonderful!!!



Comment by Ilze — February 12, 2013



What is the meaning of OD 4×4….OS 4×4.

Thanks,

Alex



Comment by Alex Odou — February 20, 2013



Is this list of abbreviations accepted by the Joint Commission International Accreditations standards for hospitals?? Please let me know.



Comment by Laura — April 7, 2013



under EOM what does FESA stand for?



Comment by Kesha — April 29, 2013



I am looking at a note that says “V. Mild BOR-OS”

I’m not sure what BOR stands for……any ideas?

Thanks



Comment by Kim — April 29, 2013



Am doing a research paper on Abbreviations. Each discipline has its own with little overlap. This is a most enlightening list. Am also an RN with little experience in opthalmology. Thank you.



Comment by carol silvernell — May 1, 2013



I have been seeing a specialist for a corneal ulcer. (Today he said it has resolved!) but I noticed that each time he looks in my eye he says ‘deep and quiet’. What does that mean?

Tim Root: Araceli, the term “deep and quiet” is used to describe an eye without any inflammation in the anterior chamber. If you want to understand this better, you may find my slit-lamp lecture useful.



Comment by Araceli — May 2, 2013



As a translator (English /Arabic vice versa ), I found this abbreviation package extremely useful ; and can honesly claim that it is almost exhasutiv as far as I view it in my capacity as a wise ordinary user , not – ofcourse- an eye specialist- ophthalmolgist. I am really thankful to you for this greaIt help to me for discharging my job.
Wishing you good luck and continued success.



Comment by Mahdi Hamdi Wadi — May 19, 2013



What is the meaning of NVCH.



Comment by Linda — May 21, 2013



What does “DMC” mean in ophthalmological terms? Thanks!



Comment by Natalie — May 24, 2013



What do BB , EL, SOI mean?



Comment by neha — May 26, 2013



NVCH, could that be neovascualrization of the choroid (also NVC)

IRMA – intra-retinal microvascular abnormality (anastamosis?)



Comment by Jordan — June 24, 2013



What does NAD means ? I know it is something related to no abnormalities found .



Comment by renee — July 6, 2013



NAD = “no acute distress”

Another one I’ve seen: DVA = Distance Visual acuity



Comment by N — July 19, 2013



GREAT SITE!!! ~ 17 year veteran of the ophthalmic world

These 2 were used by my 1st employer, a cataract surgeon:

AOOW = Almost Out Of the Woods
DRTB = Don’t Rock The Boat

And some actual eye abbreviations to add…

DOB = Date of Birth
PC-IOL = Presbyopia Correcting IOL
BCVA = Best corrected visual acuity
NV = Near Vision
DV = Distance or Driving Vision
p = (lower case P with a line/dash over it) = post or after
c = (lower case c with a line over it)= with
s = (lower case s with a line over it)= without
PRN = as needed
Tx = Treatment
PD = pupillary distance
OCT = Optical coherence tomography
VF = Visual Field
RT = return (appointment term – RT 2 wk VF)
DAW = dispense as written (no generic)
GPC = Giant Pappilary Conjunctivitis
Dx = Diagnosis
CC = Chief complaint
Bx = Biopsy
Sx = Surgery
ASC = Ambulatory surgery center
W/I = work-in (worked into the schedule, no appointment)
SD W/I = Same day work-in
c/o = Complains of
Pt = Patient
CVI = Certification of vision impairment (for disability, legally blind status, qualification for discount, etc.)
H&P = History & physican

AAO = American Academy of Ophthalmology
AOA = American Opt0metric Association
COA = Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
COT = Certified Ophthalmic Technician
COMT = Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technician
COE = Certified Ophthalmic Executive
CRA = Certified Retinal Angiographer
OCS = Ophthalmic Coding Specialist
NCLEC = National Contact Lens Examiners Certified
ABOC = American Board of Opticianry Certified

Then there’s text-speak used by staff…

OMW = on my way
DOTW = Doctor on the way
LTB = Left the building (can be used to tell your location, or precede with D for Doctor) Originated from “Elvis has left the building”
2PW, 3PW, etc… = 2 patient warning, 3 patient warning (used to tell someone how soon doctor will be done…let optical know when they can expect to leave, let manager know how soon they can start a meeting, telling doctor’s spouse how soon to pick them up for dinner, etc.)
FDMV = Failed DMV – to alert Tech or Doc patient may want form (despite declining at front) or prepare for decreased vision

Abbreviations used in eye-related list-serves:

IMHO = In my humble opinion
YMMV = Your mileage may vary
TTYL = talk to ya later
NSFW = Not safe for work
BTW = By the way
TY / Thx = Thank you / thanks
NP / YW = No problem / You’re welcome
IDK = I don’t know
WTG = Way to go

Back to the grind (should that be BTTG??) I’ll leave you wonderful people with…
TYVM (thank you very much)

(✿◠‿◠)



Comment by Eye Can Manage — July 23, 2013



Now I’m inspired to Google for more …darn it! What can ya do? (॓॔)

Tons of eye terms:
eyeglossary.net

AAO’s young ophthalmologist abbreviation list:
http://www.aao.org/yo/newsletter/201103/article02.cfm



Comment by Eye Can Manage — July 23, 2013



For recurrent SCH – recurrent subconjunctival hemorrhage;
1. CS trace – cortical spoking – trace (grading)
2. NS trace – nuclear sclerotic (cataract)
3. NFL (this can’t mean National Football League)- nerve fiber layer
4. CSME – I see this one all the time as CME – cystoid macular edema
6. LDFE – last dilated fundus exam



Comment by Lesia — August 26, 2013



What is the meaning of OD 4×4….OS 4×4.

This is the size of the optic nerve both horizontal and vertical.



Comment by Lesia — August 26, 2013



Hi, I am translating an ophthalmological text and I have found: o.d. nvf .
o.d. is: right eye but what is nvf?? Waiting for your answer, Rose



Comment by Rose Pinter — September 2, 2013



I’m guessing “normal visual field.”



Comment by Timothy Root, M.D. — September 2, 2013



Thanks, but what about “neovascularization at the fundus” ?? (I am just a translator and not an ophthalmologist):):)
the whole text looks as follows:
Diagnoses:

Cat. cong. o.u. (congenital cataract of the right eye)
Visual acuity and ocular pressure
At admission:
o.d. (right eye)
nvf (neovascularization at the fundus)
o.s. (left eye)
nvf (neovascularization at the fundus)
At discharge
o.d. (right eye)
paying attention to light
o.s. (left eye)
paying attention to light

An operation was performed: extraction of crystalline lens of both sides.



Comment by Rose Pinter — September 2, 2013



Hmm … maybe. It could also mean:

NVF: No view of fundus (makes sense if there is a cataract)
NVF: No visual function

Good luck!



Comment by Timothy Root, M.D. — September 3, 2013



*snort* ROFL

Our abbreviation list spans 13 pages. Of course this includes things specific to our short cuts, like CPM (continue present meds) and ccc (call with change).



Comment by Brandy — September 3, 2013



DES than PT advised not sure. Reading another md chart



Comment by Betsey merclean — September 20, 2013



DES ?



Comment by Betsey merclean — September 20, 2013



DES is likely Dry Eye Syndrome. PT might actually be PI (peripheral iridotomy).



Comment by Timothy Root, M.D. — September 20, 2013



What is the ICD 9 code for a PIOL?



Comment by Yoseli — September 24, 2013



In our clinic Pt is “patient”. Using the context of “Pt advised”, I am guessing that’s what they mean!



Comment by Brandy — September 27, 2013



what does the DES stand for?



Comment by Joe — September 30, 2013



DES = Dry Eye Syndrome



Comment by Brandy — October 1, 2013



You can buy “The Ophthalmology Word Book” published by F.A. Davis Publishing Company. I think you can order on Amazon, also.



Comment by Theresa Indovina — October 7, 2013



what do you mean by V,BB,EL,SOI?



Comment by Parbesh hossain — October 27, 2013



what does CX A& R mean in the Plan area of the office visit



Comment by Pam — February 4, 2014



What does AFX and W/A mean if the office visit notes



Comment by Pam — February 4, 2014



Pam, here are my guesses:

CX: cyclorefraction
A&R: autorefraction
AFX: also probably autorefraction
W/A: unsure



Comment by Timothy Root, M.D. — February 4, 2014



First thank you for how quickly you got back to me on my last question. I have a couple more:

DES
SRFOD
RBA
and you said no idea what W/A stands for??



Comment by Pam — February 5, 2014



I see that DES means Dry eye syndrome…



Comment by Pam — February 5, 2014



Pam,

RBA is most likely Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives (discussion pre surgery)

SRFOD = Subretinal Fluid OD? My educated guess is that there should be a space between SRF and OD.

This is what we use at our clinic :)



Comment by Brandy — February 7, 2014



Anyone seen IMSC in relation to macula problems?



Comment by Rachel — February 10, 2014



Brandy thank you for your help.
I have one last one (hoepfully)

“start w/c’s”



Comment by Pam — February 10, 2014



ok not just one more, have a couple more

does VT with DR so and so, mean Visit with Dr so and so?
and what does CL mean when used in sentence “consider tinted CL”



Comment by Pam — February 10, 2014



I ENJOYD LOOKING THROUGH YOUR LIST IT WAS ENLIGHTENING



Comment by George Davis — March 12, 2014



Am an optometry student..so this is very useful to me..



Comment by Lidiya — April 28, 2014



Here are some terms… RAPD-Relative afferent pupillary defect, TAPD- Total afferent pathway defect, SITA-Swedish interactive threshold algorithm.



Comment by Lidiya — April 28, 2014



Debate has come up at our office. Is CAT appropriate abbreviation for a cataract. I use it only in assessment portion of patient chart. On lens exam we specify NS, Cortical or PSC etc., so it is well documented there. One of our other scribes can’t help but think of the fuzzy animal.



Comment by Marnie — September 19, 2014



What does acronym RNSL mean?



Comment by Eliz — October 8, 2014



TNO dot test ….what is the full form of TNO ?



Comment by suvarna — December 15, 2014




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