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halo

 [ha´lo]
a circular structure, such as a luminous circle seen surrounding an object or light.
Fick's halo a colored circle appearing around a light, experienced by wearers of contact lenses.
halo glaucomato´sus (glaucomatous halo) a narrow light zone surrounding the optic disk in glaucoma.
senile halo a zone of variable width around the optic disk, due to exposure of various elements of the choroid as a result of senile atrophy of the pigmented epithelium.

ha·lo

(hā'lō),
1. A reddish yellow ring surrounding the optic disc, due to a widening of the scleral ring making the deeper structures visible.
2. An anular flare of light surrounding a luminous body or a depigmented ring around a mole.
3. Synonym(s): areola (4)
4. A circular metal band used in a halo cast or halo brace, attached to the skull with pins.
[G. halōs, threshing floor on which oxen trod a circle; the halo round the sun or moon]

halo

/ha·lo/ (ha´lo)
1. a luminous or colored circle, as the colored circle seen around a light in glaucoma.
2. a ring seen around the macula lutea in ophthalmoscopic examinations.
3. the imprint of the ciliary processes on the vitreous body.
4. a metal or plastic band that encircles the head or neck, providing support and stability to an orthosis.

Fick's halo  a colored circle appearing around a light due to the wearing of contact lenses.
halo glaucomato´sus , glaucomatous halo peripapillary atrophy seen in severe or chronic glaucoma.
senile halo  a zone of variable width around the optic papilla, due to exposure of various elements of the choroid as a result of senile atrophy of the pigmented epithelium.

ha·lo

(hā'lō)
1. A reddish yellow ring surrounding the optic disc, due to a widening of the scleral ring making the deeper structures visible.
2. An anular flare of light surrounding a luminous body or a depigmented ring around a mole.
See: halo nevus
3. Synonym(s): areola (4) .
4. A circular metal band used in a halo cast or halo brace, attached to the skull with pins.
[G. halōs, threshing floor on which oxen trod a circle; the halo round the sun or moon]

halo

A coloured ring of light seen around a light source as a result of aberrations, internal reflections, diffraction or scattering. It also appears when the eye is diseased and the cornea is oedematous, as in glaucoma.
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