Ophthalmoscopes & Retinoscopes

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Ophthalmoscopes / Retinoscopes


The ophthalmoscope is an instrument that allows a health professional to see inside the fundus of the eye and other structures using an ophthalmoscope (or funduscope). It is done as part of an eye examination and may be done as part of a routine physical examination. It is crucial in determining the health of the retina, optic disc, and vitreous humor. The retinoscope is an instrument used to obtain an objective measurement of the refractive error of a patient's eyes. The examiner uses a retinoscope to shine light into the patient's eye and observes the reflection (reflex) off the patient's retina. Some popular brands are Welch Allyn, Ezer, Heine and Reister.