Download PDF by By (author) William Harvey By (author) Sandip Doshi: Assessment and investigative techniques

By By (author) William Harvey By (author) Sandip Doshi

ISBN-10: 075068853X

ISBN-13: 9780750688536

Deals eye-care scholars and practitioners the most important issues at a moment's discover. This identify comprises synoptic textual content, convenient tables, key bullet issues, summaries and full-colour illustrations. It additionally positive aspects scientific pearls, perform pitfalls and motion icons.

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AOP/Optometry Today: Fleet, UK. 43 4 Slit-lamp examination of the anterior segment Introduction 46 General examination of the eye 49 Examination of the eyelids 49 Examination of the tear film 52 Examination of the conjunctiva 55 Specific examination of the anterior segment structures 59 Examination of the cornea 59 Examination of the anterior chamber 65 Examination of the iris and pupil 71 Examination of the lens 73 Examination of the anterior vitreous 76 Summary 78 Further reading 78 Slit-lamp examination of the anterior segment Introduction 46 No slit-lamp routine can be prescriptive and moreover it must be flexible enough to address a patient’s specific symptoms or history.

When the ambient light is as low as possible the cone of light is directed into the anterior segment. A bright reflex is seen off the corneal surface and a less bright one off the lens surface. The scatter caused by the particles is known as Tyndall’s phenomena (see page 67). The beam is focused in the anterior chamber, which means that in a coupled instrument the microscope should also focus on the same plane. If the magnification is kept low enough the entire anterior chamber should be in focus.

Using fixed landmarks such as the limbal arcades or describing its position in terms of clock face will help the clinician in relocating the lesion and in its management. For example, central corneal infiltrates reflect a serious, potentially sight-threatening lesion that requires urgent attention. Other useful descriptors may be: central or peripheral, superior or inferior, diffuse or discrete. When a lesion has been located estimation of its distance from the limbus can be tricky, particularly under high magnification.

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