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Glossary: indirect ophthalmoscopy, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

indirect ophthalmoscopy

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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.