Anterior Segment Examination with Slit-Lamp Biomicroscope: What Should be Highlighted?

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  •   Fazella Kirara Sakti

Abstract


Ocular health assessment consists of various types of examinations that aim to find pathological conditions in the eye so that it helps ophthalmologists to diagnose and provide therapy for ocular disorders suffered by the patients. Slit-lamp biomicroscope is one of the most important eye assessments and has become the standard in assessing the pathological condition of the anterior part of the eye. This examination is performed using a stereoscopic biomicroscope instrument in combination with a bright illumination source. The results of the anterior segment examination using slit-lamp biomicroscope may provide more detailed ocular findings, such as the abnormalities of the eyelid, conjunctival lesions, abnormalities of the cornea, lens, or other parts of the anterior ocular segments. Therefore, the ability to examine slit-lamp biomicroscope is essential for the ophthalmologist. This review will discuss the eye examination using slit-lamp biomicroscope and the findings that will make it easier for clinicians to determine the direction of diagnostic approach in ocular patients. 




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Sakti, F. K. (2021). Anterior Segment Examination with Slit-Lamp Biomicroscope: What Should be Highlighted?. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 3(5), 14–19. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2021.3.5.1021