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Definition : Ophthalmic diagnostic instruments designed for examining the eye (mostly the back of the eye, the fundus) The instruments usually consist of a light source incorporated into a wheel of lenses of varying strength (direct ophthalmoscopes) or a light source attached to a headband and a converging lens put in front of the eye of the patient (indirect ophthalmoscopes). They provide a magnified image of the eye, especially the fundus. Ophthalmoscopes are used mainly to detect eye conditions or eye diseases.

Entry Terms : "Funduscopes" , "Ophthalmometroscopes" , "Ophthalmic Measuring Instruments" , "Measuring Instruments, Ophthalmic" , "Ophthalmofundoscopes"

UMDC code : 12815

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