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December 1977

Technique of Choroidoscopy

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Brooklyn, NY

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(12):2230-2231. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450120136024

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To the Editor.–For some time, I have been using a variation of the technique of choroidoscopy, which I have found helpful and would like to share with my colleagues in ophthalmology. I perform choroidoscopy, as demonstrated in my article "Choroidoscopy," (Am J Ophthalmol 51:833-834, 1961) monocularly, ie, without the use of the binocular indirect ophthalmoscope. A condensing lens (+20 or +30 diopters) is held in front of the patient's eye to be examined, and a real, inverted serial image is displayed in front of the lens by an intense "cold" fiberoptics transilluminating light (tungsten-halogen or xenon-arc lamp source), which is held firmly against the lateral canthus of the eye. I then view this image by placing a strong convex lens (eg, +8, +10, +15, +20 D) over my spectacles (right or left eye, whichever one prefers) and move in close to the aerial image until it is in sharp

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