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PAM

Definition

PAM is an abbreviation for "potential acuity meter." It is an instrument used to examine the eyes.

Alternative Names

Potential acuity meter

Information

This instrument can help doctors predict how well you may see after surgery.

References

Fay A. Diseases of the visual system. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 449.


Review Date: 11/15/2009
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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