An ophthalmoscope is not a retinoscope. The difference is in the red reflex.

Abstract

Both the retinoscope and the ophthalmoscope allow observation of the fundus and of the "red reflex." Retinoscopy, however, requires an effective light source that may be quickly moved off the visual axis. The ophthalmoscope is unable to provide this type of illumination. On the other hand, the retinoscope is unable to provide sufficient illumination of the… (More)

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@article{Roe1984AnOI, title={An ophthalmoscope is not a retinoscope. The difference is in the red reflex.}, author={L D Roe and David L. Guyton}, journal={Survey of ophthalmology}, year={1984}, volume={28 5}, pages={405-8} }