Retinoscopy Ret`i*nos"co*py, n. [Retina + -scopy.] (Physiol.) The study of the retina of the eye by means of the ophthalmoscope. [1913 Webster]

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  • Retinoscopy — Intervention A retinoscope being used in conjunction with a trial frame and trial lenses in order to determine the patient s refractive error MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • retinoscopy — [ret΄ n äs′kə pē] n. [< RETINA & SCOPY] a method for checking the proper refraction of the eye, in which the retina is illuminated with a retinoscope and observations are made of the reflected light rays retinoscopic [ret΄ nə skäp′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • retinoscopy — noun (plural pies) Date: 1884 observation of the retina of the eye especially to determine the state of refraction …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • retinoscopy — retinoscopic /ret n euh skop ik/, adj. retinoscopically, adv. retinoscopist, n. /ret n os keuh pee, ret n euh skoh pee/, n. Ophthalm. an objective method of determining the refractive error of an eye. [1880 85; RETIN(A) + O + SCOPY] * * * …   Universalium

  • retinoscopy — noun analysis of the refractive properties of the eye using a retinoscope; skiascopy …   Wiktionary

  • retinoscopy — A method of determining errors of refraction by illuminating the retina and observing the rays of light emerging from the eye. SYN: scotoscopy, shadow test, skiascopy. [retino + G. skopeo, to view] cylinder r. determination of sph …   Medical dictionary

  • retinoscopy — n. examination of the refractive capacity of the eye with a retinoscope (Ophthalmology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • retinoscopy — ret·i·nos·co·py …   English syllables

  • retinoscopy — /rɛtəˈnɒskəpi/ (say retuh noskuhpee) noun (plural retinoscopies) an objective method of determining the refractive error of an eye. {retino (combining form representing retina) + scopy} –retinoscopic /rɛtənəˈskɒpɪk/ (say retuhnuh skopik),… …   Australian English dictionary

  • retinoscopy — ˌretənˈäskəpē noun ( es) Etymology: retin (II) + scopy : observation of the retina of the eye; specifically : a method of determining the state of refraction of the eye by illuminating the retina with a mirror and observing the direction of… …   Useful english dictionary

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