Check your ‘Eye-Q’
I came across one of those vocabulary quizzes in a recent edition of the Readers Digest. Typically, I may know or guess the meanings of about half of the words, landing me somewhere in the ‘mediocre’ range. This quiz, however, was all medical terms related to anatomy, so I actually did very well. I only missed one or two, which was good enough to land me in the ‘bright-headed’ category (as opposed to the thick- or light-headed categories. Yes…!) Anyway, I thought I might challenge my readers to see how well they know their ‘eye vocabulary’. Good luck…
- Cilia a) tear duct b) eyelash c) optic nerve covering
- Ocular dexter (OD) a) right eye b) left eye c) TV series
- Hordeolum a) blind spot in vision b) stye c) retinal cyst
- Strabismus a) ocular surgical tool b) red lesion on the white of the eye c) misalignment of the eyes
- Pterygium a) triangular growth on the front of the eye b) bacteria that can cause a serious eye infection c) retinal hole
- Tonometer a) device that measures the pressure of the eye b) device that measures the length of the eye c) special thermometer
- Myopia a) loss of focusing ability that accompanies age b) commonly called ‘far-sightedness’ c) commonly called ‘near-sightedness’
- Caruncle a) fleshy nodular structure in inner corner of eye b) hard deposit on a contact lens c) your mother’s brother who owns an automotive shop
6-8 correct: Bright-eyed!
3-5 correct: Opened-eyed
1-3 correct: Sleepy-eyed….
(answers: b, a, b, c, a, a, c, a)
How did you do?
-Dr. Rachel Merriman