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[of-thal-muh-skohp, op-] /ɒfˈθæl məˌskoʊp, ɒp-/

an instrument for viewing the interior of the eye or examining the retina.
an instrument for examining the interior of the eye

1857 in English; coined 1852 by German physician and physicist Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz (1821–1894) from ophthalmo- + -scope.

ophthalmoscope oph·thal·mo·scope (ŏf-thāl’mə-skōp’, ŏp-)
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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