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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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Table 24: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ophthalmic Diagnostic Devices by Product Segment-Corneal Topography Systems, Refractors, Perimeters, Slit Lamps, Diagnostic Ultrasound Equipment, Lens Meters, Fundus Cameras, Diagnostic Imaging Systems, Ophthalmoscopes, and Tonometers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Units for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79
Table 25: World Long-term Projections for Ophthalmic Diagnostic Devices by Product Segment- Ophthalmoscopes, Lens Meters, Slit Lamps, Tonometers, Perimeters, Corneal Topography Systems, Refractors, Diagnostic Imaging Systems, Fundus Cameras, and Diagnostic Ultrasound Equipment Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80
Table 26: World Historic Review for Ophthalmic Diagnostic Devices by Product Segment-Corneal Topography Systems, Refractors, Perimeters, Slit Lamps, Diagnostic Ultrasound Equipment, Lens Meters, Fundus Cameras, Diagnostic Imaging Systems, Ophthalmoscopes, and Tonometers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Units for Years 1995 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81
Fifty-one percent owned Ophthalmic Imaging Systems featured the newly available Digital Fundus Imager and Digital Slit Lamp Imager.
OIS) affiliate, part of Premier's Eyesys Vision Group, Wednesday announced the commercial availability schedule for the Digital Slit Lamp Imager.
the Digital Slit Lamp Imager will be demonstrated at the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) meeting April 10-14 in Seattle, and is expected to be available for shipment by the end of the second quarter of this year.
Since many of our competitors do not offer a micromanipulator for the Haag-Streit Slit Lamps, we believe our ophthalmology products will be more competitive in the marketplace," Boutacoff added.
The micromanipulator is available as an option for Haag-Streit style slit lamps and comes standard on Zeiss models.
8, 1998--IRIDEX Corporation (NASDAQ/NMS:IRIX) announced earlier this week at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) trade show in Nice, France, the introduction of its next generation portable Slit Lamp Adapters.
List price for the Digital Slit Lamp system is $9,995 including video, printer, computer and monitor.
one of the individuals who provided early feedback on the instrument commented: "The Digital Slit Lamp is easy to use and economical to purchase and operate.
commented, "For the first time, eyecare professionals will have the ability to playback immediately live-motion images from a slit lamp examination for review and demonstration to the patient.