Retinoscopy

What is Retinoscopy?

Retinoscopy (Ret) is a technique to obtain an objective measurement of the refractive error of a patient's eyes. The examiner uses a retinoscope to shine light into the patient's eye and observes the reflection (reflex) off the patient's retina. While moving the streak or spot of light across the pupil the examiner observes the relative movement of the reflex then uses a phoropter or manually places lenses over the eye (using a trial frame and trial lenses) to "neutralize" the reflex.

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Have a large floater in left eye and see VERY small specks in vision in bright...

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eye floaters and spots are very common and usually aren't usually dangerous.. They are caused by clumps or specks of...

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I am suffering from a swelling at the back of my head. I also have my left eye more protruded than the right. moreover I have pain on the entire...

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sinusitis or glaucoma or rarely any tumor.

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I went through the query and understood your concern.

These are not...

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Hi... I was diagnosed with Typ 2 diabetis in Feb 2013. Currently I am taking medication daily. I want to reduce the dependence on allopatic...

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need more details

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Thanks for contacting Ayurveda with your health concern and following points need more...

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Hi Doc, My Daughter was having problem reading the school black board so i took her to an ophthalmologist . he did retinoscopy. his diagnosis is...

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