Modern direct ophthalmoscopes offer a broad selection of filters, apertures and focal powers. Their use, with the increase in available illumination, permits the informed examiner to make a more definitive examination of the ocular fundus and intervening media. When a first examination of a patient is made and recorded in detail, it affords a base line from which early pathological or other change has increased probability of being detected. A form for organization of such an examination using the instrument's full resources concludes the discussion.
*Submitted February 11, 1970, for publication in the November, 1970, issue of the American Journal of Optometry and Archives of American Academy of Optometry.
†Optometrist, Ph.D., Member of Faculty. Fellow, American Academy of Optometry.
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