Funduscopy or Ophthalmoscopy or Retinal examination is a test that allows your ophthalmologist to look at the back of your eye. This part of your eye is called the fundus, and consists of Retina, Optic disc and Blood vessels
This test is often included in a routine eye exam to screen for eye diseases esp. if you have a condition that affects your blood vessels, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
Dilated fundus examination is a diagnostic procedure that employs the use of mydriatic eye drops (such as tropicamide) to dilate or enlarge the pupil in order to obtain a better view of the fundus of the eye. Once the pupil is dilated, examiner uses indirect ophthalmoscope to view the eye's interior, allowing assessment of the Retina, Optic disc and Blood vessels, and other features of retinal periphery. Dilated Fundus Examination has been found to be a more effective method for evaluation of internal ocular health than non-dilated examination
Fundus camera is used to keep a photographic record of fundus for future reference