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Word: acuity

Definition: sharpness (of mind or senses of sight or hearing)


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An eye chart, such as a standard Snellen chart of progressively smaller letters, is then used to determine the patient's visual acuity.
As the condition progresses, these may no longer provide the patient with a satisfactory degree of visual acuity, and most clinical practitioners will move to manage the condition with rigid contact lenses, known as rigid, gas-permeable, (RGP) lenses.
Frequently, vision is greatly improved after the surgery, but even if the actual visual acuity does not improve, because the cornea is a more normal shape after the healing is completed, patients can more easily be fitted with corrective lenses.
In the first three days, the Intralase SBK eyes had better uncorrected vision and much less discomfort, but after the first week, visual acuity in the two sets of eyes began to converge.
Results from an Australian study published in 2008 showed stabilization in all treated eyes, and a slight correction in visual acuity in most patients.
The fourth generation of hybrid lens technology has improved significantly, giving more patients an option that combines the comfort of a soft lens with the visual acuity of an RGP lens.
The orbital "retia" of the porbeagle can raise the temperature of its brain and eyes by 3–6 °C (5–11 °F), and likely serve to buffer those sensitive organs against the large temperature shifts that accompany changes in depth; potential benefits of this include increased visual acuity and reduced response times.
The ratio of professionals to patients is generally higher than in other areas of the hospital, reflecting the acuity of PICU patients and the risk of life-threatening complications.
Their competencies include the administration of high-risk medications, management of high-acuity patients requiring ventilator support, surgical care, resuscitation, advanced interventions such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or hypothermia therapy for neonatal encephalopathy procedures, as well as chronic-care management or lower acuity cares associated with premature infants such as feeding intolerance, phototherapy, or administering antibiotics.
Visual acuity becomes impaired at all distances, and night vision is often poor.

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