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is it just me or does anyone else think horopter sounds like a naughty word?

Discussion in 'Optometry' started by iiiimonica, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. iiiimonica

    iiiimonica 4 eyes on me 5+ Year Member

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    i just can't stop giggling when i hear it! any other fun optometry words out there?
     
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  3. 4Eyes

    4Eyes 5+ Year Member

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    Heh, I never really thought about that, I don't think.

    Of course there's Progressive Outer Retinal Necrosis Syndrome.

    That one always seems to stick out when I'm flipping through Mass Eye.

    Though I guess it's not so much a funny word as it is a funny acronym. :p
     
  4. IndianaOD

    IndianaOD 2+ Year Member

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    Sorry to crimp your fun, but I think its called a phoropter with an "f" sound at the beginning.
     
  5. xmattODx

    xmattODx Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Surely a BV guy knows what a horopter is!? Look it up.
     
  6. cpw

    cpw It's a boy !!! Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    wow, I haven't thought about the horopter since Part 1 :laugh: I can't say I'm sad it's gone ;)
     
  7. iiiimonica

    iiiimonica 4 eyes on me 5+ Year Member

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    too funny! yes i know the differnce between a phoropter and a horopter. we just started learning about horopters in class yesterday, so fun!
     
  8. IndianaOD

    IndianaOD 2+ Year Member

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    Ahh, got ya. Sorry I was a little slow on that one.
     
  9. prettygreeneyes

    prettygreeneyes Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    As Kelso on 'That 70's Show' would say... BURN!!!!! Good to see that you're still on top of things Matt! How's life in the West Bank?
     
  10. heretic

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    Unfortunately the only thing funny about a horopter is its name. Have fun with the Ogle curves.

    Another good term would be the Schiotz tonometer, which has given rise to such phrases as:

    I'm the schiotz

    Drop it like it's schiotz

    Fuch this schiotz
     
  11. IndianaOD

    IndianaOD 2+ Year Member

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    Ok, I'll drop my age and add in.

    How about good old MUCIN BALLS!
     
  12. ODisme

    ODisme 2+ Year Member

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    I got a real kick the first time I heard that optometrists "fogg" their patients. "Fogging" a stranger seemed inappropriate to me:) :laugh:
     
  13. rkl_OD2be

    rkl_OD2be UMSL class of 2010 7+ Year Member

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    What about Fuchs' crypts, or the valleys of Kuhnt? Those sound a little more dirty than a horopter :)
     

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