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The slit lamp is an essential and often-used diagnostic instrument in ophthalmology. It provides illumination and magnification for the examination of many structures of the anterior segment. With complementary lenses, it is also used to examine the chamber angle and a significant part of the retina. Its name derives from the fact that a narrow slit of light is used to illuminate the various structures being examined.
By following these simple suggestions, you can ensure that a slit lamp performs optimally and remains functional for longer.
The following functions should be checked weekly. The hospital's maintenance team or the service agent should be called if any problems are noticed during these checks.
This is the first installment in a series on practical equipment care, maintenance, and repair.