Direct Ophthalmoscopic Examination

Direct ophthalmoscopic exam

During direct ophthalmoscopy, a doctor looks at each of your eyes using a viewing instrument containing a light (ophthalmoscope). The doctor can see the back of your eye with the ophthalmoscope and will look for eye damage or diseases.

Current as of: December 18, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Christopher Joseph Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology

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