direct ophthalmoscopy

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di·rect oph·thal·mos·co·py

examination of the ocular fundus with a hand-held instrument containing both a light source and exchangeable magnifying lenses; the examiner views the fundus directly.

direct ophthalmoscopy

Observation of an upright image in the ocular fundus.
See also: ophthalmoscopy
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7 But few studies concerned the values of FFA and direct ophthalmoscopy in the diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy.
58 97 Cup-disc ratio, direct ophthalmoscopy (10) Cup-disc ratio >.
A complete ocular examination including modified Schirmer tear test I (mSTTI) (Schirmer tear test, Intervet, Summit, NJ, USA) (n = 9 birds; 18 eyes) or phenol red thread test (PRTT) (Zone-Quick, Showa Yakuhin Kako Co, Tokyo, Japan) (n = 8 birds; 16 eyes), fluorescein staining, and intraocular pressure (IOP) evaluation by applanation (Tonopen XL [TP] Mentor Corp, Santa Barbara, CA, USA) (n = 9 birds; 18 eyes) or rebound (TonoVet [TV] Tiolat Oy Lumic International, Baltimore, MD, USA) (n = 8 birds; 16 eyes) tonometry followed by slit-lamp biomicroscopy, and direct ophthalmoscopy was performed.
Fundus photography rather than direct ophthalmoscopy is likely to become the standard of care for DR (and smart-phone technology is now being tested for screening for DR using mobile phones).
Direct ophthalmoscopy versus detection of hypertensive retinopathy: A comparative study.
Examination included visually inspecting the globe and adnexal structures, followed by direct ophthalmoscopy of the posterior segment.
Direct ophthalmoscopy at one meter and Posterior segment slit lamp examination with 90D bi-spheric condensing lens was done for the presence or absence of retinal red reflex through pupil, and vitreous exudates.
This was a cross-sectional study conducted on diabetics with clinical suspicion of DR based on direct ophthalmoscopy carried out in diabetic outdoor clinic of Military Hospital Rawalpindi and referred to our institute for confirmation or otherwise, from June 2008 to July 2009.
Telemedicine diagnosis of eye disorders by direct ophthalmoscopy.
The assessment of the posterior segment of the eye can be conducted after the patient's pupils are dilated with either binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy or direct ophthalmoscopy depending upon the patient's ability to cooperate.
Detailed fundoscopy was done by direct ophthalmoscopy, indirect ophthalmoscopy and slit lamp biomicroscope using 90D and 70D Volk lens.
Heart rates and respiratory rates were obtained, and direct ophthalmoscopy was performed.

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