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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Examen del ojo con lámpara de hendidura

Slit-lamp eye exam ( I eg-ZAM)
An eye exam using an instrument that combines a low-power microscope with a light source that makes a narrow beam of light. The instrument may be used to examine the retina, optic nerve, and other parts of the eye. Also called slit-lamp biomicroscopy.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.