Definition of ophthalmoscope in English:

ophthalmoscope

noun

  • An instrument for inspecting the retina and other parts of the eye.

    • ‘He or she also views the inside of your eye using an instrument called an ophthalmoscope and, using a painless procedure called tonometry, measures the pressure inside your eyeball.’
    • ‘By mid-century, the stethoscope had been joined by the ophthalmoscope and laryngoscope, the thermometer and spirometer.’
    • ‘There are no batteries for electrical instruments like torches, ophthalmoscopes and laryngoscopes.’
    • ‘In this exam your doctor uses the slit lamp along with the ophthalmoscope to look at the back of your eye.’
    • ‘When I examine people's eyes, I shine the light of my ophthalmoscope on whatever magazine happens to be in the front of the wall rack and tell them to focus on the celebrity on the cover.’

Pronunciation:

ophthalmoscope

/ɒpˈθalməskəʊp//ɒfˈθalməskəʊp/