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loupe

 [lo̳p]
a magnifying lens.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

loupe

(lūp),
A magnifying lens.
[Fr.]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

loupe

(lūp)
A magnifying lens.
[Fr.]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

loupe

A small monocular or binocular magnifying lens, usually set in an eyepiece or head frame, used for examination or operation when fine detail is involved. Operating loupes have now largely been replaced by operating microscopes.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

magnifier

An optical device, commonly used for close viewing, which produces an apparent magnification. It can be monocular or binocular, held in the hand (hand magnifier) or mounted in front of the eye (stand magnifier). It rarely exceeds a magnification of ✕10 and does not produce an inversion of the image (Fig. M5). Syn. loupe. See distance of distinct vision; magnifying lens; apparent magnification; low vision.
Fig. M5 A hand magnifierenlarge picture
Fig. M5 A hand magnifier
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

loupe

(lūp)
A magnifying lens.
[Fr.]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The analysts forecast the global surgical & dental loupes market to exhibit a CAGR of 7.09% during the period 2019-2024.
Participants were randomly assigned to wear loupes during the first or second half of the experiment and instructed to explore all areas of the mouth using an ODU 11/12 instrument.
Although loupes are being used in clinical practice to improve ergonomics, reduce MSD symptoms, and to enhance the clinician's field of vision- historically they have not been routinely implemented in dental hygiene educational programs.
Although dental loupes are widely used, they have disadvantages compared with the microscope.
As required, the loupes can be easily interchanged with a stronger pair.
George Nelson, former United States astronaut, has worked with loupes, as has Nancy Hutchinson, director of outreach at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Purpose: Surgical loupes misalignment creates a profound visual disturbance which may have serious impact on the quality of care delivered by dentists and dental hygienists.
Dental loupes are designed to enhance visual acuity by magnifying the working area and have been hypothesized to promote a neutral body position when fitted correctly based on proper working distance and declination angles.
The 2.5 inch diameter spot is the best all around coming in at 90k lux at 18 inches, with or without loupes.
Most respondents in both the no/mild and moderate/severe pain groups used the ultrasonic instrument for less than 50% of the appointment and wore magnification lenses or loupes for more than 4 hours per day (Table IV).
Work-related muscular dysfunction in dental hygiene is multifactorial in nature3 and can result from prolonged static postures, improper working positions, poor body mechanics or improper adjustments of ergonomic chairs or non-ergonomic loupes. (8) If these underlying risk factors are not addressed, and myofascial pain is allowed to persist while working, permanent structural damage, such as a herniated cervical disk or nerve damage can occur and may even prevent the hygienist from returning to work.
* Availability on a lightweight headband or can be attached directly to surgical loupes.