retinoscopy

noun ret·i·nos·co·py \ ˌre-tə-ˈnäs-kə-pē \

Definition of retinoscopy

plural retinoscopies
:observation of the retina of the eye especially to determine the state of refraction

First Known Use of retinoscopy

1880


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retinoscopy

noun ret·i·nos·co·py \ ˌret-ᵊn-ˈäs-kə-pē \

medical Definition of retinoscopy

plural retinoscopies
:a method of determining the state of refraction of the eye by illuminating the retina with a mirror and observing the direction of movement of the retinal illumination and adjacent shadow when the mirror is turned

retinoscopic

play \ˌret-ᵊn-ə-ˈskäp-ik\ adjective

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