231 abbreviations
AbbreviationMeaning
OUoculus utro (both eyes)
OZDOptic zone diameter
PPharmacy (drug)
PDPupillary distance
PDRProliferative diabetic retinopathy
PDTPhotodynamic therapy
PEARSPrimary Eyecare Acute Referral Scheme
PERRLAPupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation
PHPinhole
PKPenetrating keratoplasy
PLPerception of light
PMMAPolymethyl methacrylate
POAGPrimary open-angle glaucoma
POHPrevious ocular history
POMPrescription-only medicine
PPAPeri-papillary atrophy
PPDRPreproliferative diabetic retinopathy
PRAPan-retinal ablation
PRKPhotorefractive keratectomy
prnWhen required
PRPPan-retinal photocoagulation
PSCCPosterior sub-capsular cataract
PtPatient
PVDPosterior vitreous detachment
qEvery (e.g. q2h – every two hours)
qds/qidFour times a day
RAPDRelative afferent pupillary defect
RDRetinal detachment
RERight eye
Ret.Retinoscopy
RGPRigid-gas-permeable
RHyperTRight hypertropia
RHypoTRight hypotropia
RKRadial keratotomy
RNFLRetinal nerve fibre layer
RPRetinitis pigmentosa
RPERetinal pigment epithelium
RSOTRight esotropia
RxPrescription
SCLSoft contact lens
SEALSuperior epithelial arcuate lesion
SiHSilicone hydrogel
SLESlit lamp examination
SLKSuperior limbic keratoconjunctivitis
SLMSlit lamp microscope
SPEESuperficial punctate epithelial erosions
SPKSuperficial punctate keratitis
Supp.Suppression
SxSymptoms
T1 diabType 1 diabetes