Illumination System in a Slit Lamp

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Illumination System in a Slit Lamp
By Camilo Moreno Cleves, Caori Organista, Natalia Fajardo, Anamaria Garcia, Yobani Mejia, Sergio Moreno, Universidad Nacional de Columbia - Sede Bogota, Columbia 



The Slit Lamp is an optical device that uses a high-intensity light source, and applying the Kholler Illumination, the light can be focused to shine in a thin sheet of light directly into the eye. This allows the ophthalmologist to examine the anterior and posterior segments of the human eye. And by seeing the shape of the thin sheet on the eye, he is able to give diagnosis of the patient's cornea, retina and even for the contact lenses.