retinoscopy(redirected from scotoscopy)
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n. pl. ret·i·nos·co·pies
Medical examination and analysis of the refractive properties of the eye. Also called skiascopy.
ret′i·no·scop′ic (-ə-skŏp′ĭk) adj.
(Medicine) ophthalmol a procedure for detecting errors of refraction in the eye by means of an instrument (retinoscope) that reflects a beam of light from a mirror into the eye. Diagnosis is made by observing the areas of shadow and the direction in which the light moves when the mirror is rotated. Also called: skiascopy or shadow test
a method of determining the refractive error of an eye using an ophthalmoscope to illuminate the retina through the lens of the eye. Also called skiascopy. — retinoscopist, n.See also: Eyes
n. retinoscopía, determinación y evaluación de errores visuales de refracción.