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Optometric abbreviations - Link now set up in Resources
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Do you want a Resource for optometric abbreviations?
Yes, good idea
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No, not really
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:14 pm    Post subject: Optometric abbreviations - Link now set up in Resources Reply with quote

Would a list of optometric abbreviations - often used here, and not always obviously explained, plus new ones, be of interest for the Resources?

I have in mind a wikipedia type thing that can be updated added to, amended, challenged even, by members.

I bet it is not only the students who have to guess at times Shocked


PS It will NOT be a place for SMS txt abrvns. Exclamation
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good idea,could we also have an explanation of text speak for us more mature folks.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea.

We could start a thread with the first draft, then people could add additional suggestions.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr Day is the King of optom abbreviations. Often he uses so many in one sentence that I don't know what he's on about. Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So true! Laughing

Bet he could put together a full new language using them!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds FG to me.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snds Gr8 4 the wrk 1s but pls no txt spk!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK OK draft One coming up.. er.. down:
Abbreviations used in optometry. NO sms txture please.
(Unfortunately this list will not tabulate here but should be OK when posted to Resources from a wp prog.)

the idea is an opti-wikipedia:
Opti-breviations
These can be altered / amended, challenged,new / invented and requests posted (eg con and sine).
It can be updated from time to time by re-posting and asking for changes and then updating the Resource.
I have started with the series ?x but there will be many others no doubt (eg vd included).

ax axis
bx
c/o complaining of
cx contact lens(es)
ddx differentiation (d/dx)
dx diagnosis
ex from / out of
fx family history
gx
Hx - Hospital
IDDM insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NonIDDMN)
ix
jx
kx
lx
mx medication
NAD No abnormality detected
nx no history
ox ocular history
prx prescriber / practitioner
px patient
qx
rx prescription
sx symptoms
Tx - Treatment
ux
vd vertex distance
vx vertex Vx - Vomiting
wx
yx
xx
--------------------------------
^ prism = shift 6
??????????????????????????
Wanted:
c bar = con = with
s bar = sine=without

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
19Jun proposed changes: (amber/yellow)
Hx - Hospital Tx - Treatment Vx - Vomiting

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
the College list also:
http://www.college-optometrists.org/coo/download.cfm?uuid=A74B70EA-109B-703A-91428CC43104992B&type=ethics_guidelines
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always been told the following extra/different ones.

Hx - Hospital
Tx - Treatment
Vx - Vomiting

Must be something to do with the SO working in a hospital.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So we have proposed changes: (amber/yellow)

Hx - Hospital
Tx - Treatment
Vx - Vomiting

I'll post those into the list.

If you agree with one copy it in green into your post
If you disagree, copy it but mark your replacement in red, into your post.

Now above there is an eg:
which?
Vx for vertex - likely in optometry
Vx for vomiting - unlikely to be useful in our context
So I go with

Vx - vertex
Hx - hospital
Tx - treatment


If we cannot quickly get a consensus we can poll it - I hope rarely.
But please give positive feedback otherwise entries may default to my suggestions: flattering but not democractic.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andrewmark
Quote:
SO

nice one! = ??
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, was completely unintentional. 'Significant other', ie (id est/that is) the missus.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it might qualify as Senior (House) Officer in a hospital situation.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So no room for NAD?

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