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Improve your optometry skills with 64 introductory & specialist instruction videos, plus downloadable PDFs.
For : Optometry students - Pre-registration and novice optometrists - Optometrists returning to work - Junior eye doctors - Dispensing opticians and orthoptists preparing for refraction exams - Contact lens opticians, clinical assistants and eyecare educators
Created by Dr Frank Eperjesi, BSc PhD FCOptom DOrth PGCertHE | Senior Fellow HEA MBA MEd FInstLM | Registered Optometrist
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POS005 Direct ophthalmoscopy - examining the posterior segment.
When evaluating the posterior segment the direct ophthalmoscope is used to assess the vitreous, optic disc and retina, and to identify abnormalities or the need for further investigation. Abnormalities picked up in the posterior segment can be more thoroughly examined through dilated pupils using slit-lamp or head mounted indirect ophthalmoscopy.