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Below is a list of acronyms and their definitions.

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Organisations
AcronymDefinition
CCGClinical Commissioning Group
CETContinued Education Training
CTACall To Action
EUGOGOEuropean Group On Graves Orbitopathy
GMPECGreater Manchester Primary Eye Care
HSJHealth Service Journal
LEHNLocal Eye Health Network
LOCLocal Optical Committee
LOSCULocal Optical Committee Support Unit
MECSMinor Eye Conditions Service
NOCNation Optometric Conference
OPHNOpthalmic Public Health Network
PEGMPrimary Eyecare Greater Manchester
QiOQuality in Optometry
TEAMedThyroid Eye Disease Amsterdam Declaration Implementation Group UK

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Eye Examination Terms
AcronymDefinition
ΔPrism dioptre
Horizontal & Vertical Orthophoria
ϕHorizontal orthophoria
θVertical orthophoria
A/VArteriole/Venue ratio
ACAnterior chamber
AC 0/4grade 0 Anterior chamber angle (closed)
AC 1/4grade 1 Anterior chamber angle
AC 2/4grade 2 Anterior chamber angle
AC 3/4grade 3 Anterior chamber angle
AC 4/4grade 4 Anterior chamber angle
AC/AAccommodative convergence/ accommodation ratio
AccAccommodation
AdAdvised
AddAddition
AITAfter-image transfer
ALTAlternating
ALT SOTAlternating esotropia
ALT XOTAlternating exotropia
ARCAnomalous retinal correspondence
BEBoth Eys
BIOBinocular Indirect Ophthalmoscopy
BSVBinocular single vision
BVBinocular vision
BVDBack vertex distance
BVPBack vertex power
C/DCup/disc ration
c/o or c.o.Complains of
c/uCheck-up
CDCentration distance
CFCount fingers vision - state distance
CTCover test
CWClose work
DDioptres
DCDioptres cyclinder
DNADid not attend
DOBDate of birth
DSDioptres Sphere
DVDistance vision
DVDDissociated vertical divergence
EFEccentric fixation
F/UFollow up appointment
FBForeign body
FDFixation disparity
FFFoveal fixation
FOHFamily ocular history
G(M)PGeneral (medical) practitioner
GHGeneral health
HAHeadaches
HARCHarmonious abnormal retinal correspondence
HMHand montion vision - state distance
HxHistory
IOLIntra-ocular lens implant
IOPIntra-ocular pressure
ISNTInferior, Superior, Nasal, Tempoarl (rule used to assess optic disc appearance)
KKeratometry
L/RL hyperphoria
L/R FDL/R fixation disparity
LELeft Eye
LHyperTLeft hypertropia
LHypoTLeft hypotropia
LO'sLenticular opacities
LSOTLeft esotropia
LVALow vision aid
M.WingMaddox Wing
MDUMallett distance unit
MNUMallett near unit
MRMaddox Rod
NCTNon-contact tonometer
NDNeutral density filter
NPCNear point of convergence or no previous correction
NPLNo perceoptio of light
NRCNormal retinal correspondence
NVNear vision
NWTNormal wearing time
o symptomsZero symptoms
OC'sOptical centres
Occ.Occupation
OHOcular history
OMBOculo motor balance
ONHOptic nerve head
OphOphthalmoscopy
PDPupillary distance
PERRLAPupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation
PHPinhole
PLPerception of light
POHPrevious ocular history
PPAPeri-papillary atrophy
PxPatient
RAPDRelative afferent pupillary defect
RERight eye
Ret.Retinoscopy
RHyperTRight Hypertropia
RHypoTRight Hypotropia
RNFLRetinal nerve fibre layer
RPERetinal pigment epithelium
RSOTRight Esotropia
RxPrescription
SLESlit lamp examination
SLMSlit lamp microscope
SOP/ESOPEsophoria
SOT/ESOTEsotropia
Supp.Suppression
VVision (unaided)
VAVisual acuity (corrected)
VALLeft visual acuity
VARRight visual acuity
VDUVisual display unit
VFVisual field
VPSVariable prism stereoscope
WDWorking distance
X/12X months
X/52X weeks
X/7X days
XOP/EXOPExophoria
XOT/EXOTExotropia

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Clinical Condition Terms
AcronymDefinition
BDRBackground diabetic retinopathy
BPBlood pressure
BRAOBranch retinal artery occlusion
BRVOBranch retinal vein occlusion
CatCataract
CLAPCContact lens associated papillary conjunctivitis
CLAREContact lens associated red eye
CLPUContact lens associated peripheral ulcer
CNSCentral nervous system
CRAOCentral retinal artery occlusion
CRVOCentral retinal vein occlusion
CVACerebrovascular accident
DRDiabetic retinopathy
ESRErythrocyte sedimentation rate
GPCGiant papillary conjunctivitis
IDDMInsulin dependent diabetes mellitus
IRMAIntra-retinal microvascular abnormality
KCSKeratoconjunctivitis sicca
KPKeratic precipitates
LASEKLaser epithelial keratomileusis
LASIKLaser in situ keratomileusis
LTGLow tension glaucoma
MIMyocardial infarction
MSMultiple sclerosis
NIDDMNon-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
NRRNeuro retinal rim
NSNuclear sclerosis
NTGNormal tension glaucoma
PDRProliferative diabetic retinopathy
PDTPhotodynamic therapy
PKPenetrating keratoplasy
POAGPrimary open angle glaucoma
PPDRPreproliferative diabetic retinopathy
PRAPan retinal ablation
PRKPhotorefractive keratectomy
PRPPan retinal photocoagulation
PSCCPosterior sub-capsular cataract
PVDPosterior vitreous detachment
RDRetinal detachment
RKRadial keratotomy
RPRetinitis Pigmentosa
SEALSuperior epithelial arcuate lesion
SLKSuperior limbic keratoconjunctivitis
SPEESuperficial punctate epithelial erosions
SPKSuperficial punctate keratitis
T1 diabType 1 diabetes
T2 diabType 2 diabetes
TIATransient ischaemic attack

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Contact Lens Terms
AcronymDefinition
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Pharmacy & Drug Terms
AcronymDefinition
A.d.As directed
b.d/b.i.d.Twice a day
GSLGeneral sales list
Gutt/gGuttae (drops)
MedsMedications
NocteAt night
o.dOnce a day
OccOintment
otcOver the counter (bought medication)
PPharmacy (drug)
p.r.n.When required
POMPrescription only medicine
q.d.s./q.i.d.Four times a day
RxPrescription
t.d.s./t.i.d.Three times a day

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