The back of the eye (fundus) is the inner surface of the eyeball. With a high-magnification special lens, the retina with the visual center (macula), the optic nerve head (papilla) and the supplying blood vessels in the posterior segment of the eye can be assessed using a slit lamp microscope.
In order to gain the best possible insight, the pupil must be dilated using special eye drops. After the examination, your vision may be blurred for several hours. A vehicle must therefore not be driven for around 2-3 hours after the pupil has dilated with eye drops.