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The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

THE ROYAL VICTORIAN EYE AND EAR HOSPITAL


ABBREVIATIONS
As
ABK
AC
ACG
ACLO
AF
AgNO3
AION
AK
AKC
ALT
AMD
AMPPE
ANA
ANCA
AOM
APD
ARC
ARMD
ARN
AU:a.u.
Aur
Aur.dextr
Aur.laev.
AVR
AWO
AZOOR
BAWO
BC
BCC
BD
BD
BE
BERA
BIH
Bil
BINA
BINE
BINS
BIPP
BP
BRVO
BSL
BSM
BU
BV
Bx
C
Ca
CABG
CAT

Adenoids
Aphakic bullous keratopathy
Air conduction
Anterior chamber
Angle closure glaucoma
Anterior cortical lens opacity
Atrial fibrillation
Silver nitrate
Anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy
Astigmatic keratectomy
Atopic keratoconjunctivitis
Argon laser trabeculectomy
Age related macular degeneration
Acute multifocal placoid pigment epithlopathy
Antinuclear antibodies
Anitneutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies
Acute otitis media
Afferent pupillary defect
Abnormal retinal correspondence
Age related macula degeneration
Acute retinal necrosis
Aures unitas/uterque = both ears
Auris=the ear
Auris dextrae = to right ear
Auris leav = to left ear
Aortic valve replacement
Antrum washout
Acute zonal occult outer retinopathy
Bilateral antral washout
Bone conduction
Basal cell carcinoma
Twice daily
Base down
Both eyes
Brain evoked response audiometry
Benign intracranial hypertension
Bilateral
Bilateral intranasal antrostomy
Bilateral intranasal ethmoidectomy
Bilateral intranasal sphenoidectomy
Bismuth iodine paraffin pack
Blood pressure
Branch retinal vein occlusion
Blood sugar level
Bilateral suction myringotomy
Base up
Binocular vision
Biopsy
with correction (with glasses)
Carcinoma
Coronary artery bypass graft
Cataract

C.A.T. Scan
Caut.
CCF
CDR
CF
CI
Cipro
CIN
CL
CLO
CMV
CMO
COAD
C/O
COAG
Conj.
Conv
CPEO
CRAO
CRVO
CRF
Cryo
CS
CSF
CSG
CSOM
CSMO
CSR
CT
CVA
C/W
Cyl
CWS
CXR
D
DAWO
DCR
DD
DDT
DDx
Det.
DINA
DINE
DINS
DNA
DNS
DR
DS
DVD
Dx
E / ESO
E1/ ESO1
EAC
ECCE
EM
ENG
ENT
EOG
EOM
ERA

Computerised axial tomography scan


Cautery
Congestive cardiac failure
Cup disc ratio
Count fingers (vision)
Cochlear Implant
Ciprofloxacin
Conjunctival intraepithelial neoplasia
Contact lens
Cortical lens opacity macular oedema
Cytomegalovirus
Cystoid macular oedema
Chronic obstructive airways disease
Complained of
Chronic open angle glaucoma
Conjunctivae/Conjunctival
Convergence
Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia
Central retinal artery occlusion
Central retinal vein occlusion
Chronic renal failure
Cryopexy / Cryotherapy
Convergent squint
Cerebrospinal fluid
Chronic simple glaucoma
Chronic serous otitis media
Clinically significant macular oedema
Central serous retinopathy
Computerised tomography / Cover test
Cerebrovascular accident
Consistent with
Cylinder
Cotton wool spots
Chest X ray
Diopter
Double antrum washout
Dacryocystorhinostomy
Disc diameter
Dye disappearance test
Differential diagnosis
Detachment
Double intranasal antrostomy
Double intranasal ethmoidectomy
Double intranasal sphenoidectomy
Did not attend
Deviated nasal septum
Diabetic retinopathy
Deoptres spherical
Dissociated vertical deviation
Diagnosis
Esophoria at distance
Esophoria at near
External auditory canal
Extracapsular cataract extraction
Emmetropia
Electro nystamograph
Ear, Nose and Throat
Electrouvlogram
Extra ocular muscle
Evoked response audiometry

ERG
ERM
ESR
ESO
ET
ET
ET1
E(T)
EUA
EXTR.
FB
FBE
FEVR
FESS
FHx
#

FTSG
GA
GCA
Gutt./guttae
GH
HCL
HM
H/O
HSK
HSV
HT
HVF
Hx
HZO
HZV
IAC
IAM
ICCE
ICE
ICP
IDDM
IHD
IK
IMPL
INA
INO
Inf
Inj
+IO
-IO
IOFB
IOL
IOOA
IOP
IR
IRMA
Irrig
ISQ
IV
K
KC
KCS
KP
LA

Electroretinogram
Epiretinal membrane
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
Esophoria at near
Eustachian tube
Esotropia at distance
Esophoria at near
Intermittent esotropia
Examination under anaesthesia
Extraction
Foreign body
Full blood examination
Familial exudative vitreo-retinopathy
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery
Family history
Fracture
Full thickness skin graft
General anaesthetic
Giant cell arteritis
Drops
General Health
Hard contact lens
Hand movement & vision
History of
Herpes simplex Keratitis
Herpes simplex virus
Hypertension
Humphrey visual field
History
Herpes zoster ophthalmicus
Herpes zoster virus
Internal auditory canal
Internal auditory meatus
Intracapsular cataract extraction
Iridocorneal endothelial syndrome
Intracranial pressure
Insulin dependant diabetes mellitus
Ischaemic heart disease
Interstitial keratitis
Implant
Intranasal antrostomy
Internuclear ophthalmoplegia
Infusion
Injection
Inferior oblique overaction
Inferior Oblique underaction
Intra ocular foreign body
Intra ocular lens
Inferior oblique over action
Intra ocular pressure
Inferior rectus
Intraretinal microvascular abnormality
Irrigation
In status quo; (no change)
Intravenous
Keratometer reading
Keratoconus
Keratoconjunctivitis sicca
Keratic precipitate
Local anaesthetic

Lat
Lateral
LE
Left eye
LHT
Left hypertropia
LIO
Left inferior oblique
LL
Lower lid
LLL
Left Lower Lid
LMR
Left medial rectus
LN
Lymph node
LP
Lumbar puncture
LR
Lateral rectus
L/R
Left hypertropia
LUL
Left Upper Lid
MA
Microaneurysm
MMC
Mitomycin C
MK
Microbial keratitis or Marginal Keratitis
MR
Medial rectus
MRD
Margin reflex distance
MRM
Modified radical mastoidectomy
MRSA
Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus
NAD
No abnormalities detected
NCVH
Non clearing vitreous haemorrhage
NET
Neovascular membrane
NIDDM
Non-insulin dependant diabetes mellitus
NIHL
Noise induced hearing loss
NLD
Nasolacrimal duct
NLDO
Nasolacrimal duct obstruction
nocte
At night
NPDR
Non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy
NPL
No perception of light
NS
Nuclear sclerosis
NTG
Normal tension glaucoma
NVD
Neovascularisation at the disc
NVE
Neovasularisation elsewhere
NVG
Neovascular glaucoma
NVI
Neovascularisation at the iris
OCP
Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid / pemphigus
OCR
Ossicular Chain Reconstruction
OD
oculus dexter = Right eye
OE
Otitis externa
OKN
Optokinetic nystagmus
OM
Otitis Media
OME
Otitis media with effusion
Ophth.
Ophthalmology
OS
oculus sinister = Left eye
OSA
Obstructive sleep apnoea
Oss.
Ossicular
OU
Both eyes
PAS
Peripheral anterior synechia
PBK
Psuedophakic bullous keratopathy
PC
Posterior chamber
PCIOL
Posterior chamber intra ocular lens
PCO
Posterior capsular opacity
PD
Pupillary distance / Prism Dioptre
PDR
Proliferative diabetic retinopathy
PEARL
Pupils equal and reactive to light
PEARLA Pupils equal and reactive to light and accommodation
PEE
Punctate epithelial erosions
Peel
Membrane Peel
PED
Persistent epithelial defect
PEI
Penetrating eye injury

PF
PH
Phaco / PKE
PHPV
PHx
PIC
PICA
PK
PND
PNS
POAG
POHS
PONV
PORN
PORP
PPD
PPV
Pr
PRK
PRP
PS
PSCC
PTK
PVD
PVR
PXF
RAPD
RAWO
RA
RD
RE
REM
Ret.
RF
Rhino
RHT
RIO
RIR
RIW
RLL
RND
ROP
ROS
RP
RPE
RRD
RUL
RVO
S
SAH
SAL
SCC
SCC
SCH
SCL
SDT
SEI
SEP
Septo
Septo/Rhino

Palpebral fissure
Pin hole
Phacomulsificaiton
Persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous
Past history
Punctate inner choroidopathy
Posteriorinferior cerebellar artery
Penetrating keratoplasty
Post nasal drip
Post nasal space
Primary open angle glaucoma
Presumed histoplasmosis syndrome
Post operative nausea and vomiting
Progressive outer retinal necrosis
Partial ossicular replacement prosthesis
Posterior polymorphous dystrophy
Pars plana vitrectomy
Presbyopia
Photo refractive keratectomy
Pan-retinal photocoagulation
Posterior synechiae
Posterior sub capsular cataract
Phototherapeutic keratectomy
Posterior vitreous detachment
Proliferative vitroretinopathy
Pseudoexfoliation
Relative afferent pupillary defect
Right antrum washout
Rheumatoid arthritis
Retinal detachment
Right eye, right ear, refractive error
Rapid eye movement
Retinal / retinoscopy
Rheumatoid factor
Rhinoplasty
Right hypertropia
Right inferior oblique
Right internal rectus
Return if worried
Right lower lid
Radical neck dissection
Retinopathy of prematurity
Removal of sutures
Retinitis pigmentosa
Retinal pigment epithelium
Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
Right upper lid
Retinal vein occlusion
Sans (without corrective glasses)
Subarachnoid haemorrhage
Sensorineural acuity level
Semicircular canal
Squamous cell carcinoma
Sub-conjunctival haemorrhage
Soft contact lens
Speech detection threshold
Subepithelial infiltrates
Somatosensory evoked responses
Septoplasty
Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty

SHL
Sudden hearing loss
SLE
Systemic lupus erythematosus
SLK
Superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis
SLM
Soft lens matter
SM
Suction myringotomy
SMD
Submucosal diathermy (of inferior turbinates)
SMR
Sub mucous resection
SNHL
Sensorineural hearing loss
SO
Superior oblique
SOM
Serous otitis media
S/P
Status Post
SPK
Superficial punctate keratopathy
SR
Superior rectus
SRF
Sub-retinal fluid
SRN / SRNVM
Sub retinal neovascular membrane
SRNV
Sub retinal neovasularisation
SSG
Split skin graft
SSNHL
Sudden sensorineural hearing loss
Stapes
Stapedectomy
Ts & As
Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
Tonsils and Adenoids
TAB
Temporal artery biopsy
T.M.J
Temporo-mandibular joint
TMJ Dys.
Temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction
TM
Tympanic membrane
TML
Trachea midline
TORP
Total ossicular replacement prosthesis
TRD
Traction retinal detachment
Turbs
Turbinates
UPPP
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
URTI
Upper respiratory tract infection
VA
Visual acuity
VB
Venous beading
VF
Visual field
VKH
Vogt-koyanagi-harada syndrome
Vit.
Vitreous
VH
Vitreous haemorrhage
Vity
Vitrectomy
VZV
Varicella zoster virus
W4D
Worth 4 dot test
X1
Exophoria at near
X
Exophoria
X(T)
Intermittent exotropia
XT1
Exotropia at rear

XT
Exotropia
YAG
Neodynium yitrium alumerium garnet laser

Source Material
HIMAA; The Australian Dictionary of Clinical Abbreviations,
Acronyms and Symbol, Health Information Management
Association of Australia limited, 1997.
Ophthalmology and ENT Specialists The Royal Victorian Eye
and Ear Hospital, 2002.