A modified form of Wheatstone stereoscope used in orthoptic training.
[syn- + G. ōps, eye, + phoros, bearing]
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(sin-op'to-for) [? + ops, sight, + phoros, bearing]
An apparatus for diagnosis and treatment of strabismus. Synonym: synoptoscope
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An instrument used in ORTHOPTICS to present to the subject images at different angles of convergence or divergence so that the fusional ability can be tested.
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A type of major amblyoscope (Fig. S16). See Worth amblyoscope.
Fig. S16 Synoptophoreenlarge picture
Fig. S16 Synoptophore
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References in periodicals archive ?
Kanellopoulos, "Measurement of angle kappa with synoptophore and Orbscan II in a normal population," Journal of Refractive Surgery, vol.
Range of fusion and power of ductions were tested on the synoptophore in each patient.
Hirschberg corneal reflex test was performed before CT scanning by the same ophthalmologist; additionally, the objective strabismus angles were measured by synoptophore and recorded.
The synoptophore test was performed in 37 cases to record the objective deviation angles: the horizontal deviation degrees ranged from -10 to 40[degrees] (10.1[degrees] [+ or -] 13.2[degrees]), with a positive value representing esotropia and a negative value representing exotropia; the vertical deviation ranged from 0 to 35[degrees] (9.2[degrees] [+ or -] 10.2[degrees]), with a positive value representing hypertropia and a negative value representing hypotropia.
The vertical deviation of EC was also in accordance with the synoptophore results.