ophthalmoscope ophthalmoscope  /ɑf ˈθæl mə ˌskoʊp/


  • (n) medical instrument for examining the retina of the eye


  1. If a doctor examines the interior of his patient's eye with an ophthalmoscope during an attack, he can occasionally see a spasm of the tiny blood vessels of the retina.
  2. His pastime is to visit zoos with an ophthalmoscope with which he peers into the eyes of fish, birds, snakes and beasts.


  • KSU Veterinary Health Center sees 17,000 animals a year

    MANHATTAN --- The lights in the room are lowered as Jessica Slack, veterinarian and assistant professor of ophthalmology, uses an ophthalmoscope to examine the eyes of Mabel, an 8-year-old beagle lightly restrained by fourth-year veterinary student Taylor Smith. Mabel, owned by Wichita resident Julie Linneman, is undergoing a follow-up examination for recent cataract surgery.
    on July 21, 2013     Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal

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