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what does fundoscopy mean; what is the doctor looking at?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Retinal examination: The fundus is the back of the eye. There are several optical and mechancal devices which can assist in this examination. The target is the back of the eye and detection of anything that is not normal. What is seen is the combination of nerves and blood vessels as well as structural integrity of the back of the eye to determine if there are abnormalities.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What does fundoscopy mean?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Look at fundus: It means looking at the fundus. It is an exam technique to look at the fundus and retina of the eye for clues on various diseases.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What can ophthalmoscopy detect?

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Dr. Netan Choudhry
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Optic Nerve & Retina: Direct ophthalmoscopy with a handheld lighted device is used to examine the central retina and optic nerve. Indirect ophthalmoscopy provides the examiner to view the central & peripheral retina including optic nerve.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What should you do if an abnormal spot is found during fundoscopy? Photo?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Photo and follow: A photo is certainly needed, then repeat exams and photos every 6 months for a few years.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What should you do if an abnormal spot is found during fundoscopy?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
See retinal doc: You probably have had a diagnosis of an "abnormal spot" on your retina by your ophthalmologist (you are seeing an ophthalmologist and not an optometrist - right?). Something was seen (not too many bad things at age 34) and now given the large list of possiblities you need to have a diagnosis. If the person who found this is uncomfortable with a diagnosis, then get a referral to a retinal doc.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is fundoscopy?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Eye exam : When a doc looks at the eye with a specialized tool (ophthalmoscope), the light and lenses in the tool allow the evaluation of structures at the back of the eye (fundus). So fundoscopy is looking at the structures that are at the back of the eye.

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