SLIT LAMP

Slit lamp is a binocular microscope  with a bright light used during examination of an eye.

slit lamp
portable slit lamp

USES OF SLIT LAMP

1.provides a high magnification view of the front structures of the eye, including the

             -cornea,

             – iris and lens,

              -retina

 2. It is used to detect tissue damage to the ocular surface including the cornea, conjunctiva and lids

3. It also can detect inflammation of the internal structures, cataract changes of the crystalline lens

4. It is used extensively for the fitting of contact lenses and is the instrument of choice for detecting contact lens related tissue changes to the cornea and surrounding tissues

CONTRAINDICATION OF SLIT LAMP USE

Slit lamp examination is contraindicated in patient who are unable to sit during examination time