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[of-thal-mos-kuh-pee, -thuh l-, op-]
noun, plural oph·thal·mos·co·pies.
  1. the use of or technique of using an ophthalmoscope.
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Origin of ophthalmoscopy

First recorded in 1720–30; ophthalmo- + -scopy
Related formsoph·thal·mos·co·pist, noun
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Examples from the Web for ophthalmoscopy

Historical Examples of ophthalmoscopy

  • As these are variable quantities, the practice of ophthalmoscopy demands a little address, which habit quickly gives.

    The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

    E. Rameur

  • Another series of examples may be chosen to illustrate the application of ophthalmoscopy.

British Dictionary definitions for ophthalmoscopy


  1. examination of the interior of the eye with an ophthalmoscope
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ophthalmoscopy in Medicine


(ŏf′thəl-mŏskə-pē, -thăl-, ŏp′-)
  1. Examination of the interior of the eye through the pupil with an ophthalmoscope.
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Related formsoph•thal′mo•scopic (-thăl′mə-skŏpĭk) null adj.
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