Moving Toward Consensus Terminology in Ophthalmic Practice
Received Date: Dec 22, 2015 / Accepted Date: Feb 19, 2016 / Published Date: Feb 25, 2016
The dual purposes of this review are to point out inherent problems in communication due to lack of consensus terminology, and to review preferred ophthalmic terms or to suggest others in order to improve eye care. With advances in informatics and the ongoing evolution of modern health care delivery, a common lexicon will also improve basic research and clinical outcomes. It is hoped that this paper will raise awareness of these issues and open profession-wide discussion with the ultimate goal of improving medical communication for ophthalmic patient care.
Keywords: Communication; Ophthalmic; Standardization; Terminology
Citation: Varner P (2016) Moving Toward Consensus Terminology in Ophthalmic Practice. Optom open access 1: 105. Doi: 10.4172/2476-2075.1000105
Copyright: © 2016 Varner P, This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use,distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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