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    Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina/Vitreous

    Careful and detailed ophthalmoscopic examination through dilated pupils is an important technique used to accurately grade diabetic retinopathy and to assess the need for laser photocoagulation surgery. Although most of the abnormalities are concentrated in the posterior retina, they may be difficult to appreciate with a direct ophthalmoscope, which precludes stereoscopic, wide-field viewing.