TITLE

retinoscopy

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1902
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "retinoscopy" is presented. It refers to a method of determining refractive errors of the eye. In that process the retina is illuminated with a retinoscope.
ACCESSION #
21244061

 

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