Tasty Morsels of EM 024

20 Oct

I keep a little, ever-expanding note on my phone where I jot down little morsels of goodness that I pick up while listening to or reading one of the many excellent sites/podcasts in the useful resource section.

I’ll try and transfer them here for your enlightenment.

I confess I don’t quite know where I pulled this from but it seems pretty smart to me. I know it’s elementary eye stuff, but to be perfectly honest no one has ever taught me how to use a slit lamp, I’ve been making it up as I go and obviously didn’t pick up everything!

When using the slit lamp

  • the ant chamber exam needs the light source at 45 degrees to the angle of vision
  • “flare” means cells caught in the beam (like dust caught in the beam of a movie projection)
  • cobalt BLUE is what you need for fluroscein not green.

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