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Br J Ophthalmol 90:1328-1329 doi:10.1136/bjo.2006.096784
  • Letter

A simple model for teaching indirect ophthalmoscopy

  1. Susan Lewallen
  1. Correspondence to: Susan Lewallen Kilimanjaro Centre for community Ophthalmology, Tumaini University/ KCMC, Moshi, Tanzania; slewallen{at}kcco.net
  • Accepted 15 May 2006

Indirect ophthalmoscopy is a useful technique to allow a wide angle view of the fundus, to screen for retinal disease, and to examine the peripheral retina. It provides a better view of the fundus in patients with lens opacities than is allowed by direct ophthalmoscopy. As the threshold at which cataracts are operated in developing countries is changing we have found it important that junior doctors and other eye …

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