Clinical Skills Certificate Course:

Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy, Slit Lamp Photography, and Applanation Tonometry


Course level:

This course is intended for ophthalmic assistants, technicians and technologists.

Course structure:

This courses consists of short, illustrated reading segments. There is a quiz at the end of the course. Upon passing the quiz, the user will receive a certificate of completion.

Estimated time to complete:

One hour.

Short Course Description:

The course section on slit lamp biomicroscopy and slit lamp photography includes discussion of instrumentation, viewing and illumination techniques, photo techniques, and making do without a photo slit lamp. The course section on applanation tonometry includes discussion of  instrumentation, procedure, and calibration.

For the Detailed Course Description, see below

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Detailed Course Description

Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy and Slit Lamp Photography

   Component details
   Techniques for viewing and photography
   Peculiarities of the photo slit lamp
   Making do without a photo slit lamp

Slit Lamp Exam of the Anterior Chamber and the Angle

The Anterior Chamber and the Aqueous Humor
   Examination of the aqueous
   The Angle
      Examination of the Angle

Goldmann Applanation Tonometry

   Checking calibration