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Article
July 1947

STUDENTS' MODEL FOR SLIT LAMP BIOMICROSCOPY OF THE AQUEOUS HUMOR

Author Affiliations

BOSTON
From the Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;38(1):109-110. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00900010112007

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Abstract

FOR FAMILIARIZING students with the biomicroscopic appearance of the normal and the abnormal aqueous humor a series of model eyes is of considerable value. The type of model which I have found satisfactory in postgraduate teaching, and which others may similarly find useful, has a convex glass "cornea," a rubber "iris" and a glass "lens," with an "anterior chamber" which can be filled with various artificial "aqueous humors."

The "eye" is constructed from a 5 cc. round bottom Pyrex microbeaker, a one hole no. 2 rubber stopper and a piece of 5 mm. glass rod. The rubber stopper is freed of talc and shortened to 13 mm. by removing a slice from the large end with a knife. The stopper is then pushed small end first as far as it will go into the microbeaker. A space approximating the anterior chamber in shape remains between the round bottom of the

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