Ophthalmology abbreviations

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Ophthalmology Abbreviations

  • AAU: acute anterior uveitis
  • AFT: artificial tears
  • AGV: Ahmed glaucoma valve
  • ARMD or AMD: age-related macular degeneration
  • DR: diabetic retinopathy
  • BRAO: branch retinal artery occlusion
  • BRVO: branch retinal vein occlusion
  • BULB: bilateral upper lid blepharoplasty
  • BVS: borderline visually significant
  • C/D: cup-to-disc ratio
  • CEIOL: cataract extraction with insertion of intraocular lens
  • CME: cystoid macular edema
  • CRAO: central retinal artery occlusion
  • CRVO: central retinal vein occlusion
  • CSME: clinically significant macular edema
  • CS: cortical spoking (cataract)
  • CSR: central serous retinopathy
  • DBH: dot blood hemorrhage
  • DES: dry eye syndrome
  • DME: diabetic macular edema
  • DWC: dense white cataract
  • ED: epithelial defect
  • EL: endolaser
  • ERM: epiretinal membrane
  • FML: focal macular laser
  • GS: glaucoma suspect
  • HST: horseshoe tear
  • HVF: Humphrey visual field
  • K: cornea
  • LH/WC/AFTs: lid hygiene, warm compresses, artificial tears
  • LPI: laser peripheral iridotomy
  • MMCR: Muller's muscle conjunctival resection
  • MP: membrane peel
  • NCVH: non-clearing vitreous hemorrhage
  • NPDR: non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy
  • NS: nuclear sclerosis (cataract)
  • NTG: normal tension glaucoma
  • NVG: neovascular glaucoma
  • NVS: not visually significant
  • OD: right eye
  • OHTN: ocular hypertension
  • OS: left eye
  • OU: both eyes
  • POAG: primary open angle glaucoma
  • PCO: posterior capsular opacity (aka, secondary cataract)
  • PDR: proliferative diabetic retinopathy
  • PKP: penetrating keratoplasty (aka corneal transplant)
  • PPV: pars plana vitrectomy
  • PRP: pan retinal photocoagulation
  • PSC: posterior subcapsular cataract
  • PTG: pterygium
  • PVD: posterior vitreous detachment
  • RRD: rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
  • RT: retinal tear
  • SB: scleral buckle
  • SRD: serous retinal detachment
  • Trab: trabeculectomy
  • TRD: tractional retinal detachment
  • VA: visual acuity
  • VH: vitreous hemorrhage
  • VS: visually significant
  • XT: exotropia
  • YAG cap: YAG capsulotomy

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