indirect ophthalmoscopy

Pronunciation: (IN-duh-REKT OF-thul-MOS-koh-pee)

An exam of the inside of the back of the eye using a beam of light and a hand-held lens. Indirect ophthalmoscopy gives a wider view inside the eye than an exam using an ophthalmoscope does.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2007-07-06