[Skip to Navigation]
March 1989

A Modified Slit Lamp for Examination of Wheelchair-Bound Patients

Author Affiliations

From The Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(3):453-454. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070010463046

• A standard slit lamp can be modified with readily available components to examine wheelchair-bound patients. This modification minimizes discomfort in transferring patients to an examination chair and may provide better patient positioning in some cases. In addition to saving staff time, this technique minimizes the disconnecting of intravenous tubing, drainage catheters, and similar appliances. The addition of a swivel extension to the base of the slit lamp allows the entire unit to slide between the arms of the wheelchair at a height that is comfortable for the patient.

Add or change institution