an instrument used to examine the interior of the eye: it consists of a perforated mirror arranged to reflect light from a small bulb into the eye
Origin of ophthalmoscopeophthalmo- + -scope
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.
- oph·thal′mo·scop′ic , oph·thal′mo·scop′i·cal
ophthalmo- +"Ž -scope