Definition of ophthalmoscope in English:

ophthalmoscope

Line breaks: oph¦thal¦mo|scope
Pronunciation: /ɒfˈθalməskəʊp
 
, ɒpˈθalməskəʊp/

noun

  • An instrument for inspecting the retina and other parts of the eye.
    More example sentences
    • By mid-century, the stethoscope had been joined by the ophthalmoscope and laryngoscope, the thermometer and spirometer.
    • There are no batteries for electrical instruments like torches, ophthalmoscopes and laryngoscopes.
    • He or she also views the inside of your eye using an instrument called an ophthalmoscope and, using a painless procedure called tonometry, measures the pressure inside your eyeball.

Derivatives

ophthalmoscopic

Pronunciation: /-ˈskɒpɪk/
adjective
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  • The diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration is based on symptoms and ophthalmoscopic findings, and the disease can be classified into atrophic and exudative forms.
  • An experienced opthalmologist performed the direct ophthalmoscopic examination on the patients.
  • In some cases, the cataract may not be apparent on casual penlight inspection but is detected by the absence or distortion of red reflex on ophthalmoscopic examination.

ophthalmoscopy

noun
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  • The disease is diagnosed by ophthalmoscopy and can be classified into atrophic and exudative forms.
  • He reorganized the clinical service, introducing ophthalmoscopy, photography, and microscopy.
  • The technical failure rate of photography is high and has been reported to be 14.4%, compared with only 2.2% for ophthalmoscopy in the same group.

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