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March 1958

An Effective Portable Animal Platform for Zeiss Opton Slit Lamp Examinations

Author Affiliations

Randolph Field, Texas
U. S. A. F. School of Aviation Medicine, Randolph Air Force Base.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;59(3):465. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940040171021

Difficulties in positioning rabbits for eye examinations have led to the development of an adjustable swivel-type platform which can be mounted directly on the stand of a Zeiss Opton Slit Lamp.

The platform consists of 3/4 in. thick hardwood measuring 18 by 12 in. A flange, 41/2 in. in diameter fastened by screws, is positioned off center on the undersurface of the platform. This, in turn, is supported by aluminum tubing 11/4 in. in diameter and approximately 35 in. long inserted into the flange. This tube is held in position by two connecting-rod-type stem clamps measuring 14 in. fastened to the central support of the Zeiss stand. With the aid of Allen screws in these clamps, upward and downward adjustments can be made in addition to the usual slit-lamp adjustments. A picture of the platform mounted on the Zeiss stand is shown.

Monkeys may also be examined with this platform

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