- an instrument for viewing the interior of the eye or examining the retina.
Origin of ophthalmoscope
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Examples from the Web for ophthalmoscope
As yet there is no instrument for the ear comparable to the ophthalmoscope.Civics and Health
William H. Allen
Ask the shade of the great Helmholtz why he did not patent the ophthalmoscope.Craftsmanship in Teaching
William Chandler Bagley
With the advent of the ophthalmoscope, for instance, how innumerable and complicated appear the diseases of the eye.The Education of American Girls
Anna Callender Brackett
Rapidly occurring monocular visual disturbances are noticed, whether detected with or without the ophthalmoscope.Schweigger on Squint
The ophthalmoscope reminds one of the stethoscope; so simple it is, so perfect and so useful.Invention
Bradley A. Fiske
- an instrument for examining the interior of the eye
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Word Origin and History for ophthalmoscope
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An instrument for examining the interior structures of the eye, especially the retina, consisting essentially of a mirror that reflects light into the eye and a central hole through which the eye is examined.
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