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lamp

 [lamp]
an apparatus for furnishing heat or light.
Gullstrand's slit lamp an apparatus for projecting a narrow flat beam of intense light into the eye. See also slit lamp.
slit lamp one embodying a diaphragm containing a slitlike opening, by means of which a narrow, flat beam of intense light may be projected into the eye. It gives intense illumination so that microscopic study may be made of the conjunctiva, cornea, iris, lens, and vitreous, the special feature being that it illuminates a section through the substance of these structures.
Examiner using hand-held slit lamp. (Photography by Leslie MacKeen.) From Stein et al., 2000.
sun lamp (ultraviolet lamp) an electric light that transmits ultraviolet rays; used as a therapeutic device and as a means of obtaining an artificial suntan. See also ultraviolet therapy.

slit lamp

a combination of a microscope and a narrow beam of collimated light, used to examine the eye.

slit lamp

Etymology: AS, slitan + Gk, lampein, to shine
an instrument used in ophthalmology for examining the external, surface, and internal segments of the eye, including the eyelid(s), lashes, conjunctiva, cornea, anterior chamber, pupil, iris, vitreous, and retina. A high-intensity beam of light is projected through a narrow slit, and a cross section of the illuminated part of the eye is examined through a magnifying lens. A second, hand-held lens is used to examine the retina.

slit·lamp

, slit lamp (slit'lamp)
ophthalmology An instrument consisting of a microscope combined with a rectangular light source that can be narrowed into a slit for examination of the eye.
Synonym(s): biomicroscope, Gullstrand slitlamp.
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slit lamp

A lamp so constructed that an intense light is emitted through a slit; used for examination of the eye. See: illustration
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See also: lamp

Slit lamp

A microscope that projects a linear slit beam of light onto the eye; allows viewing of the conjunctiva, cornea, iris, aqueous humor, lens, and eyelid.

lamp

an apparatus for furnishing heat or light.

slit lamp
one embodying a diaphragm containing a slit-like opening, by means of which a narrow, flat beam of intense light may be projected into the eye. It gives intense illumination so that microscopic study may be made of the conjunctiva, cornea, iris, lens and vitreous, the special feature being that it illuminates a section through the substance of these structures.
ultraviolet lamp
an electric light bulb that transmits ultraviolet rays; used as a therapeutic device. See also ultraviolet therapy.
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Kowa's SL-15 slit lamp provides optimum stereoscopic observation with selectable magnifications within a compact, lightweight, portable unit and the following features:
The Slit Lamp facilitates an examination of the frontal structures and posterior segment of the human eye, including the eyelid, sclera, conjunctiva, iris, natural crystalline lens, and cornea.
Thin strips of filtering paper that are impregnated with the Rose Bengal dye will be touched to the pool of tears in your eyes, and your health care professional will examine your eyes through the slit lamp.
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KEELER HAS launched its new digital slit lamp, the Symphony Q series (pictured above) which comes in two versions--full digital and digital ready units, both of which offer several enhanced features.
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The events will include a keynote lecture and a series of workshops with a focus on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and slit lamp imaging, which are seen by Topcon GB as invaluable for all practitioners for anterior eye and contact lens work.
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