Source: National Eye Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health. Available online: http://www.nei.nih.gov
During indirect ophthalmoscopy, a doctor wears a light on a headband and uses a small handheld lens to look at each of your eyes. The doctor can see the back of your eye through the lens and will look for eye damage or diseases.
Last Revised: January 20, 2011
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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