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Tadpole Pupil

Tadpole Pupil, Case presentation, diagnosis, examination and management

Tadpole Pupil case report A 33-year-old lady presented complaining of an intermittently irregular right pupil. The pupil distortion usually lasted for a few minutes and, despite being painless, was often accompanied by a vague change in periocular sensation. The symptom occurred sporadically, sometimes with several weeks in between episodes, but occasionally happening several times on […]

Christmas tree cataract

A 60 years old female presented for a routine eye check-up. Her best-corrected visual acuity was 6/6 in both eyes. Slit-lamp examination after pupillary dilatation displayed vivid multi-colored glistening opacities in the otherwise clear lens of her left eye (Fig. 1A). A magnified view using direct focal illumination revealed a spectacular array of polychromatic needle-shaped […]

How to use a slit lamp

Slit lamp Exam: how to use a slit lamp to check all aspects of eye

Slit lamp exam is the most important part to detect any abnormality or disease during eye examination.  How to do a slit lamp exam Patient should be positioned comfortably with his chin resting on chin rest and forehead opposed to head rest. The height of the table housing the slit lamp should be adjusted according […]

Slit lamp examination

Slit lamp exam purpose, uses, abnormal results & smartphone based slit lamp exam

Slit lamp is the most important piece of equipment in the present-day ophthalmologist’s armamentarium. It is a routine method to examine the eyes for any abnormalities or diseases. A slit lamp is composed of three basic parts: Observation system a low-power binocular microscope mounted horizontally. Illumination system consists of a bright soured of light, a […]

Slit lamp examination

Slit lamp examination : Biomicroscopy, types of illumination procedure of examination

The slit lamp consists of two parts, an illumination system and a low-power binocular microscope mounted horizontally. The slit lamp examination is also known as biomicroscopy because it allows the in vivo study of living tissues of eye under the high magnification. Procedure of Slit lamp examination The examiner and patient are seated in either […]

Retinal imaging by smartphone

Fundus examination is the most important part of eye care practice. The fundus photography is superior to the fundus examination as it allows for photo documentation of intraocular pathologies and for sharing of encrypted information with colleagues and patients. Traditional and portable fundus cameras are being used by ophthalmologists for this purpose. In recent times, […]

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