Definition of slit lamp in English:

slit lamp


  • A lamp which emits a narrow but intense beam of light, used for examining the interior of the eye.

    • ‘In this instance, copious irrigation with saline and a thorough slit lamp examination should be carried out.’
    • ‘Under slit lamp examination, the cornea may appear unclear, with visible patches of cloudy haze in the flap interface.’
    • ‘The cornea, aqueous, iris and pupil should be examined with the slit lamp.’
    • ‘On slit lamp examination, this appears as multiple, focal, swollen lesions that stain with rose bengal or fluorescein dye.’
    • ‘The eye is examined with a slit lamp, a microscope designed for eye examination.’