Ophthalmoscopy

What is Ophthalmoscopy?

Ophthalmoscopy meaning A ophthalmoscope is a lighted instrument used to examine the inside of the eye, including the retina and the optic nerve. An exam that uses a magnifying lens and a light to check the fundus of the eye (back of the inside of the eye, including the retina and optic nerve). The pupils may be dilated (enlarged) with medicated eye drops so the doctor can see through the pupil to the back of the eye. Ophthalmoscopy may be used to check for eye problems, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, eye cancer, optic nerve problems, or eye injury.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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