Clinical Abbreviations

Eye reports contain many abbreviations that will be confusing to those untrained. This list may help interpret the abbreviations, but consult with an expert for their meaning and full significance.

A-F

AC

Anterior Chamber

All

Allergies

A/P

Assessment & Plan

ARMD

Age-related Macular Degeneration

A/V

Arteriovenous

b/c

Because

BDR

Background Diabetic Retinopathy

b.i.d.

2 times daily

b/t

Between

BVO

Branch Vein Occlusion

cc

With refractive correction

CC

Chief Complaint

Cat.

Cataract

(CBB)

Ciliary body band

C/D

Cup/Disk ratio

CF

Count Fingers

CL

Contact Lens

CHx

Case History

CT

Cover test

CVA

Cerebral Vascular Incident

CVO

Central Vein Occlusion

CVI

Cortical Visual Impairment

d.

Day

Dd

Disk Diameter

Dx

Diagnosis

E, Eso

Esophoria

ET

Esotropia

ENUC

Enucleated

EOM

Extraocular muscles (movement)

EX

Exophoria

EXT

Extropia

FC

Finger Counting

F&F

Fix & Follow

FHx

Family history

FLK

Funny looking kid (old, may pertain to ocular structures

G-P

GL

Glasses

gtts

Eyedrops

h.

Hour

HA

Headache

HM

Hand Motion

Hx

History

h.s.

At Bedtime

IOL

Intra Ocular Lens

IOP

Intra Ocular Pressure

KP

Keratic Pressure

LP

Light Perception

LPP

Light Perception with Projection

LProj.

Light Projection

MCAR

Mires Irregular and Distorted

MEM

Monocular Estimation Method

MHx

Medical History

NLP

No Light Perception

NPC

Near Point Convergence

No MG

No Marcus Gunn (has to do with the pupils)

OD

Right Eye

OKN

Optokinetic Nystagmus

OS

Left Eye

OU

Both Eyes

PC

Posterior Chamber

PD

Pupil Distance

PDR

Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

PERRLA

Pupils Round Reactive to Light and Accommodation

PH

Pinhole

PHNI

Pinhole No Improvement

POHx

Past Ocular History

PROS

Prosthesis

PSC

Posterior Subcapsular Cataract

PVD

Posterior Vitreous Detachment

Px

Prognosis

Q-Z

q.

Each, every

q.d.

Once a day

q.h.

Every hour

q.i.d.

4 times a day

q. 2h

Every 2 hours

RD

Retinal Detachment

R/O

Rule Out

RP

Retinitus Pigmentosa

RTO

Return to Office

Rx

Prescription

SAFE

Smooth Accurate Full Extensive

sc

Without Correction

sig.

Label

SLE

Slit Lamp Exam

ss

Scleral Spur

SVP

Spontaneous Venous Pulsation

Sx

Symptoms

Ta

Tonometry (TaG—Goldmann tonometry)

t.i.d.

3 times a day

TM

Trabecular Meshwork

Tx

Treatment

ung.

Ointment

UTT

Unable to Test

Va

Visual Acuity

VF

Visual Field

W&C

White and Clear (Quiet)

WR

With the Rule

WNL

Within Normal Limits

XT

Exotropia

X(T)

Intermittent Exotropia