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May 1955

A Technique for Goniophotography onioi ikotoarupnu

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Department of Research, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and the service of Dr. J. Gordon Cole.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1955;53(5):649-650. doi:10.1001/archopht.1955.00930010657005

Since practically everybody considers himself a photographer of sorts, we became intrigued with the possibility of photographing our gonioscopic findings. A simple, effective method of goniophotography would provide the two great advantages of all photography, i. e., a permanent record of the situation at the moment and an ideal source of teaching material.

Our first efforts were directed toward the use of the slit lamp as a source of illumination. This proved extremely difficult, and we realized that a small illuminator which would be hand-held would be advantageous. Such an instrument was constructed. The original, which we are still using, was made from a Band-Aid can. An aperture was cut at one side to direct the light. Two sockets were placed at the bottom. A standard automobile taillight bulb was placed in the back socket. In front of this a flash bulb was inserted. A strip of Lucite was placed

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