Glossary

Patients who play an active role in their own health care sometimes need a clear understanding of medical terminology used by their doctors. This on-line glossary helps patients become familiar with terms and definitions that may be part of their care and treatment at Wheaton Eye Clinic.


Conjunctivitissearch for term

Commonly called “pink eye”, this is an inflammation of the clear skin that covers the white part of the eye and the inside surface of the eyelids. This is most commonly caused by infection (either viral or bacterial) or allergy.