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ophthalmoscopy

 [of″thal-mos´kah-pe]
examination of the eye by means of the ophthalmoscope.
medical ophthalmoscopy that performed for diagnostic purposes.
metric ophthalmoscopy that performed for measurement of refraction.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

metric ophthalmoscopy

1. Ophthalmoscopy used to determine the refractive error of the lens of the eye.
2. Ophthalmoscopy used to measure the height of the head of the optic nerve in cases of papilledema.
See also: ophthalmoscopy
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