Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: optic fundus

  • Improving the ophthalmoscope

    Christian Georg Theodor Ruete (1810-1867) studied in G√∂ttingen, Germany, and became full professor there in 1846 and in Leipzig from 1852 to 1867. He conducted extensive research on eye disorders and made modifications to the ophthalmoscope that Hermann von Helmholtz had invented in 1851, adding a concave focusing mirror that allowed a better view of…