Absent or impaired ability to communicate by speech,writing, or signs because of brain dysfunction.
inability to perform particular purposive actions, as a result of brain damage.
a condition in which the eye does not focus properly because of uneven curvatures of the cornea
clouding of the lens of the eye
inflammation of the conjunctiva
our awareness of ourselves and our environment
brisk, equal, and simultaneous constriction of both pupils when one eye then the other is stimulated with light
the perception of two images of a single object; also known as double vision
Glasgow Coma Scale
Scale used to determine a PTs level of consciousness
increased intraocular pressure results in damage to the retina and optic nerve with loss of vision
our spoken, written, or signed words and the ways we combine them to communicate meaning
Level of Consciousness (LOC)
A person's state of awareness, ranging from being fully alert to unconscious; also referred to as mental status.
abnormal contraction of the pupil
dilation of the pupil
Awareness of the objective world in relation to the self
paralysis from the waist down
an abnormal sensation, typically tingling or pricking ("pins and needles"), caused chiefly by pressure on or damage to peripheral nerves.
impairment of vision as a result of old age
pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation
Words spoken for communication
ability to recognize objects by feeling their form, size, and weight while the eyes are closed
the sharpness of visual discrimination
Test in which an examiner whispers a sentence and asks the patient to repeat it to evaluate loss of high-frequency sounds.