The slit lamp is an instrument consisting of a high-intensity light source that can be focused to shine a thin sheet of light into the eye. It is used in conjunction with a biomicroscope. The lamp facilitates an examination of the anterior segment, or frontal structures and posterior segment of the eye. The binocular slit-lamp examination provides a stereoscopic magnified view of the eye structures enabling anatomical diagnoses to be made for a variety of eye conditions.
This book is a concise guide to slit-lamp biomicroscopy for trainees. Beginning with an overview of the technique, the following chapters provide in depth discussion on the slit-lamp biomicroscope, its magnification ranges, patient positioning and illumination techniques.
The final section covers its clinical application as a diagnostic tool for both anterior and posterior segment conditions of the eye. Presented in a step by step format, each method is described beginning with its background, then application, grading of abnormality and interpretation.
- Concise guide to slit-lamp biomicroscopy for trainees
- In depth coverage of technicalities of the slit-lamp biomicroscope
- Describes clinical application as diagnostic tool for eye conditions
- Includes more than 75 images and illustrations to enhance learning
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Overview
Chapter 2: Parts of the Slit-lamp Biomicroscope
Chapter 3: Magnification Ranges and Application
Chapter 4: Filters and Accessories
Chapter 5: Instrument Adjustment and Positioning the Patient in the Slit -lamp
Chapter 6: Illumination Techniques and its Application
Chapter 7: Clinical Application
M Optom, Assistant Professor, Department of Optometry and Vision Science, NSHM Knowledge Campus, Durgapur, West Bengal, India