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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}

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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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  • Thanks to Dr Paul Meyer, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK, for this idea.

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