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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Oftalmoscopia directa

Direct ophthalmoscopy (duh-REKT OF-thul-MOS-koh-pee)
An exam of the inside of the back of the eye using an ophthalmoscope (a flashlight-sized instrument with a light source and a set of rotating lenses).



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.