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ophthalmoscope




opthalmoscope
An ophthalmoscope is an instrument for examining the retina and structures of the inner eye. A powerful light and lens system, combined with the cornea and lens allows the retina and eye blood vessels to be seen at high magnification. It is a valuable aid to diagnosis in ophthalmology and internal medicine. The ophthalmoscope was invented by Hermann von Helmholtz.


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