Peters, Michael
June 2004
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p662
Reference Entry
An encyclopedia entry for "retinoscopy" is presented. It refers to a type of vision test in which a light beam is shone from an instrument called a retinoscope into each eye in turn. The effect of different lenses on the light beam indicates whether glasses are needed to correct refractive errors like hypermetropia, myopia or astigmatism.


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