Ophthalmoscopy

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Ophthalmoscopy

 

a method of examining the interior, or fundus, of the eye. Ophthalmoscopy requires a magnifying glass, a light source, and an ophthalmoscope, which is a mirror with a hole in the center for directing a beam of light within the eye. Complex electrical ophthalmoscopes are also manufactured; these are equipped with their own light source and optical systems.

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Regarding ophthalmic examination findings, the use of direct ophthalmoscopy is an additional study limitation.
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Unfortunately, the sensitivity of detecting diabetic retinopathy by screening with direct ophthalmoscopy often fails to reach the 80% threshold, even in the best of hands, making the referral of patients to an ophthalmology service essential.
Examination included visually inspecting the globe and adnexal structures, followed by direct ophthalmoscopy of the posterior segment.

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