Definition of Ophthalmoscopy

1. Noun. Examination of the interior of an eye using an ophthalmoscope.

Generic synonyms: Examination, Scrutiny



Definition of Ophthalmoscopy

1. n. A branch of physiognomy which deduces the knowledge of a person's temper and character from the appearance of the eyes.

Definition of Ophthalmoscopy

1. Noun. The design, construction and use of ophthalmoscopes ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ophthalmoscopy

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Medical Definition of Ophthalmoscopy

1. Observation of the optic disc, retina and blood vessels. May be examined by direct or indirect ophthalmoscopy. In direct ophthalmoscopy the examiner uses an ophthalmoscope the size of a flashlight to shine a beam of light into your eye. In indirect ophthalmoscopy a head lamp device is used and a much brighter light. Visualisation of the retina is important in conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes, hypertension and conditions that cause increased intracranial pressure. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ophthalmoscopy

ophthalmopareses
ophthalmoparesis
ophthalmopathy
ophthalmoplegia
ophthalmoplegia externa
ophthalmoplegia interna
ophthalmoplegia internuclearis
ophthalmoplegia partialis
ophthalmoplegia progressiva
ophthalmoplegia totalis
ophthalmoplegic
ophthalmoplegic migraine
ophthalmoscope
ophthalmoscopes
ophthalmoscopic
ophthalmoscopy (current term)
ophthalmoscopy with reflected light
ophthalmotrope
ophthalmovascular
ophthalmy
ophthamology
ophthocillin
opia
opianic
opianic acid
opianine
opianyl
opiate
opiate receptor
opiate receptors

Literary usage of Ophthalmoscopy

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(6) ophthalmoscopy This can be used (i) for the control of refractive anomalies and (ii) for the study of the details of the eye-grounds. i. ..."

2. A Manual of Experimental Physiology for Students of Medicine by Winfield Scott Hall (1904)
"Gould defines ophthalmoscopy as "the examination of the interior of the eye by means of ... Normal ophthalmoscopy is the examination, by means of the same ..."

3. Diseases of the eye by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1916)
"CHAPTER III REFLECTION, THE OPHTHALMOSCOPE AND ITS THEORY. ophthalmoscopy AND ... ophthalmoscopy ..."

4. Ophthalmic review (1895)
"(1) ophthalmoscopy.—The ability to measure by their refraction the relative position of different points seen by ophthalmoscopy, gives it an important value ..."

5. Lectures on the errors of refraction and their correction with glasses by Francis Valk (1895)
"ophthalmoscopy. Amaurosis and Amblyopia—History and description—Conjugate ... Before the days of ophthalmoscopy the diseases of the interior of the eye were ..."

6. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"EXAMINATION WITH THE OPHTHALMOSCOPE (ophthalmoscopy). The invention of the ophthalmoscope by Helmholtz in the year 1851 was one of the most beneficent ..."

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