Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscopy
Binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy is examination of the back of an eye with the examiner using both eyes and using a lens to focus the image.
This examination can be performed with a binocular indirect ophthalmoscope on the examiner's head.
Another method uses the slit-lamp.
Binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy can be performed with indentation of the eye, pressing on the eye with a Q-tip or a metal instrument known as an 'indentor'.
Binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy with indentation is especially important with retinoblastomas, because new tumors can develop in the retina near the front of the eye.
The findings of binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy are documented in the electronic medical records by writing text and drawing diagrams.