Direct Ophthalmoscopic Exam

Direct ophthalmoscopic exam

During direct ophthalmoscopy, a doctor looks at each of your eyes using a viewing instrument containing a light (ophthalmoscope). The doctor can see the back of your eye with the ophthalmoscope and will look for eye damage or diseases.

Current as of: April 29, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine