indirect ophthalmoscope

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an instrument for examining the interior of the eye.
direct ophthalmoscope one that produces an upright, or unreversed, image of approximately 15 times magnification. The direct ophthalmoscope is used to inspect the fundus of the eye, which is the back portion of the interior eyeball. Examination is best carried out in a darkened room. The examiner looks for changes in the color or pigment of the fundus, changes in the caliber and shape of retinal blood vessels, and any abnormalities in the macula lutea, the portion of the retina that receives and analyzes light only from the very center of the visual field. Macular degeneration and opacities of the lens can be seen through direct ophthalmoscopy.
A, Inspection of the eye with a direct ophthalmoscope. B, Structures that are visualized. From Polaski and Tatro, 1996.
indirect ophthalmoscope one that produces an inverted, or reversed, direct image of two to five times magnification. An indirect ophthalmoscope provides a stronger light source, a specially designed objective lens, and opportunity for stereoscopic inspection of the interior of the eyeball. It is invaluable for diagnosis and treatment of retinal tears, holes, and detachments. The pupils must be fully dilated for satisfactory indirect ophthalmoscopy.
scanning laser ophthalmoscope (SLO) an instrument for retinal imaging in which light from a low-power laser beam that scans the retina is reflected back to a sensor; the light detected by the sensor is used to create a full-color composite digital image.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·di·rect oph·thal·mo·scope

a simple convex lens used in conjunction with light directed into the eye from a headlamp or mirror to form a virtual, inverted image of the ocular fundus.
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in·di·rect oph·thal·mo·scope

(in'di-rekt' of-thal'mŏ-skōp)
An instrument designed to visualize the interior of the eye, with the instrument at arm's length from the subject's eye and the observer viewing an inverted image through a convex lens located between the instrument and the subject's eye.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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A comprehensive ophthalmic examination included age, gender, detailed history, best corrected visual acuity, slit lamp examination, streoscopic evaluation of disc & macula with 78, 90 D lens, goldmann applanation tonometry, gonioscopy & retinal evaluation by binocular indirect ophthalmoscope. All the patients underwent belt buckling, 3 port parsplana vitrectomy, and endolaser with silicone oil (1000 centistokes) injection.

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