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I always wondered what ophthalmologists see inside someone's eye and what they're looking for. The whole thing is a mystery to me. Are there any photos of what the eye of a patient looks like from the doctor's point of view?

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Which instrument used by them are you specifically talking about ? Or are you looking for a more generalized answer ? – biogirl Oct 30 '13 at 3:33
When he's looking into your eye through his convex reflecting metal mirror with a little hole in the middle thing. I wonder what he sees through it. – user1306322 Oct 30 '13 at 4:43
That instrument is called an ophthalmoscope. Suzan Cioc is right, they look at your retina. – biogirl Nov 2 '13 at 16:52
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The name of the instrument is ophthalmoscope. It is used to determine the health status of your retina. Retina is the one of the few places in the body where you can observe the blood vessels directly.

The link also includes a picture of what your eye looks like from doctor's point of view.

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They look at retina. Google for it. The look of retina can evident of some diseases. This is the subject of medical education.

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