What is fundoscopy?

Fundoscopy is the examination of the interior part of the eye and is performed with special lenses. It is the most significant examination during an eye evaluation because through the examination of the retina, the macula, the vessels and the optic nerve a timely diagnosis is possible not only for eye conditions (such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cracks and retinal detachment etc.), but also for conditions such as diabetes mellitus, arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, etc.

Fundoscopy with Eye Drops

Fundoscopy with Eye Drops

How is fundoscopy carried out?

Fundoscopy requires the use of mydriatics to dilate the pupil.

Then, the ophthalmologist uses special diagnostic lenses and ophthalmoscopes to examine the posterior segment of the eye.