Funduscopy is an examination of the fundus, the back part of the eye’s interior, including the retina. It illuminates the back of the eye for examination by using a beam of light projected through an instrument called a funduscope. This is a valuable tool for detecting diabetic retinopathy, a common complication of diabetes. Early diagnosis and treatment of this condition can prevent vision loss and blindness. Funduscopy can also be used in diagnosing other eye conditions, such as glaucoma. It can be performed as part of a general physical examination.
(Length of time: 5 minutes)