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slit-lamp microscopeOphthalmology A low-power microscope fitted with a specialized illuminating system for generating collimated light, used to examine the anterior eye–conjunctiva, sclera, cornea, iris, lens, anterior chamber, and to visualize ocular fluids Application ID dendritic keratitis, foreign bodies on cornea, iris tumors, etc
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A microscope with slit illumination for examining the eye, esp. the cornea.
See also: microscope
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