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AAO American Academy of Ophtalmology

AAOPT American Academy of Optometry

AAPO American Academy of Paediatric Ophtalmology

AAU Acute Anterior Uveitis

ACS Anterior Ciliary Sclerotomy

ACS Automated Corneal Shaper

Aging Eye Times

AGIS Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study (NIH, NEI, National Eye Institute, USA)

AJO American Journal of Ophtalmology

AK Astigmatic Keratotomy

ALK Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty

AMD Age-related Macular Degeneration - See AMD Alliance (CA)

AOA American Optometric Association

ARMD Age Related Macular Degeneration (Same as DMRA)

ARVO The Association for Resarch and Vision in Ophtalmology

ASCRS American Society of Corneal Refractive Surgeons

ASNAV Association Nationale pour l'Amélioration de la Vue (FR)

AV Acuité Visuelle

BAT Brightness Acuity Tester

BCVA Best Corrected Visual Acuity

BGS Belgian Glaucoma Society

BR Background Retinopathy

CFH Complement Factor H (The macular degeneration gene)

CNV Choroidal NeoVascularization

CSME Clinically Significant Macular Edema

CURL Colour and Vision Research Laboratories Institute of Ophtalmology, UCL (UK)

CWS Cotton Wool Spot

D Diopter / Dioptrie

DA Disc Area

DIK Diffuse Intralamellar Keratitis

DJO Digital Journal of Ophtalmology

DLK Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis

DMRA Dégénérescence Maculaire Reliée à l'Age (Idem ARMD)

DR Décollement de Rétine

DRUS Diabetic Retinopathy Vitrectomy Study

Ectropion Lat. Divaricatio palpebrarum Ectropion (eyelid hernia, palpebral bag / Hernie palpébrale)

ESCRS European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

ESEC Eye Surgery Education Council

ETDRS Early Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy Study

Eyesite The information service of the canadian ophtalmological society / Le service d'information de la Société Canadienne d'ophtalmologie

FLPC Film Lacrymal PréCornéen

GHT Glaucoma Hemifield Test

GPR Glaucoma Pressure Regulator

GRF Glaucoma Research Foundation (USA)

GSS Glaucoma Symptom Scale

HBID Hereditary Benign Intraepithelial Dyskeratosis

HCPD Helicoidal Peripapillary chorioretinal Degeneration


H-PRK Hyperopia - PhotoRefractive Keratectomy

HSM Heparin Surface Modification (treatment of PMMA IOLs infected by Staphylococcus Epidermidis)

ICL Implantable Contact Lens

ICO International Congress of Ophtalmology

ICRS Intra Corneal Ring Segment

IGA International Glaucoma Association

IMPA International Myopia Prevention Association

IOFB Intraocular Foreign Body / Corps étranger intra-oculaire

IOL IntraOcular Lens

IOP IntraOcular Pressure

IPFT Idiopathic ParaFoveal Telangiectasis

IRMA IntraRetinal Microvascular Abnormalities

KCS Kerato Conjunctivis Sicca / Kérato Conjonctivite Sèche

Lacr Lacrimal

LASEK Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis

LASIK Laser In Situ Keratomileusis

LTK Laser ThermoKeratoplasty

MA MicroAneurysm

MGD Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

NAVH National Association for Visually Handicaped (USA)

NEI National Eye Institute (USA)

NPDR Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

NSDIK Non-Specific Diffuse Intralamellar Keratitis

NVD NeoVascularization of the Disc

NVE NeoVascularization Elsewhere

OHTS Ocular HypertensionTreatment Study (NIH, National Institute of Health, USA)

Ophth. Ophthalmology / Ophtalmologie

OPS The Ophtalmic Photographer's Society

OSA Optical Society of America

OU Lat. Oculus Uterque / Both eyes / Les deux yeux

PAL Progressive Addition Lens

PARK PhotoRefractive Astigmatic Keratectomy

PDR Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

PDR-HRC Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy with High-Risk Characteristics

PDT PhotoDynamic Therapy

PIO Pression IntraOculaire

PLIK Post LASIK Interface Keratitis

PMMA IOLs Poly - Methyl MethAcrylate Intra Ocular Lenses

POAG Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma

PPP Pediatric Eye Evaluations

PR Purtscher's retinopathy

PRK PhotoRefractive Keratectomy

PRL Preferred Retinal Focus

PTK PhotoTherapeutic Keratectomy

RK Radial Keratotomy

RP Rétinites Pïgmentaires

RPB Research to Prevent Blindness

RPE Retinal Pigment Epithelium

S. Epidermidis Staphylococci forming biofilms infecting medical implants such as IOLs.

SE Spherical Equivalent

SFO Société Française d'Ophtalmologie

SIK Sterile Interface Keratitis

SNOF Syndicat National des Ophtalmologistes de France

SRP Surgical Reversal of Presbyopia

TGF The Glaucoma Foundation (USA)

UCL University College London

UCVA UnCorrected Visual Acuity

UIG Uveitis Information Group (UK)

VCTS Vision Contrast Test System

VF Visual Field / Champ visuel

Visionary A dictionary for the study of vision

VKH syndrome Vogt Koyanagi Harada syndrome (uveomeningitis syndrome)

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