operating microscope

a binocular microscope commonly in use for microsurgery. The field of operation is illuminated through the objective lens by a light source within the microscope. Many models incorporate a beam splitter and a second set of eyepieces, to enable the surgeon's assistant to view the operation.

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a specially designed magnifying instrument employed in the performance of delicate microsurgical procedures, as in operations on the middle ear, on small blood vessels, or on a vocal cord. Called also surgical m.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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