Carolinas Core Concepts Core Concepts in EM; a repository for Carolinas lecture summaries.


Slit Lamp Primer

Andrew Asimos, MD and Randolph Cordle, MD

  • Set your angle of incident light at 45 degrees.
  • Use the smallest and brightest point of light possible to discover cells and flare.
  • Become comfortable with the removal of corneal foriegn bodies that are less than 1/4 of the depth of the cornea.
    • Use either an "eye spud" or sterile 18 gauge needle to lightly scrape off the FB after topical anesthesia of course.
    • Have the patient concentrate on keeping their forehead against the anterior head rest and do your best not to cross the patient's field of vision with the needle.
Tagged as: Comments Off
Comments (0) Trackbacks (0)

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Trackbacks are disabled.