amblyoscope
A reflecting stereoscope used to evaluate or simulate binocular vision. SEE ALSO: haploscope. [amblyopia + G. skopeo, to view]
- major a. an a. in which intensity of illumination as well as targets may be varied.
- Worth a. the original a.; a hand-held a. consisting of angled tubes that can be swiveled to any degree of convergence or divergence.

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am·bly·o·scope 'am-blē-ə-.skōp n an instrument for training amblyopic eyes to function properly

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n.
an instrument for measuring the angle of a squint and assessing the degree to which a person uses both eyes together. It consists of two L-shaped tubes, the short arms of which are joined by a hinge so that the long arms point away from each other. The subject looks into the short end and each eye sees, via a system of mirrors and lenses, a different picture, which is placed at the other end of each tube. If a squint is present, the tubes may be adjusted so that the short arms line up with the direction of each eye.

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am·blyo·scope (amґble-o-skōp″) [amblyopia + -scope] a hand-held reflecting stereoscope that can measure convergence and divergence, measure or train binocular vision, or stimulate vision in an amblyopic eye.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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