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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 11  |  Page : 864-867

Mobilizing slit lamp to the field: A new affordable solution

1 Flying Eye Hospital, Orbis International, New York, NY, USA
2 Flying Eye Hospital, Orbis International, New York, NY, USA; Department of Ophthalmology, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Ahmed Gomaa
Orbis International, 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10018, USA

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.171972

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We are describing a simple and affordable design to pack and carry the slit lamp to the field. Orbis staff working on the Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) developed this design to facilitate mobilization of the slit lamp to the field during various FEH programs. The solution involves using a big toolbox, a central plywood apparatus, and foam. These supplies were cut to measure and used to support the slit lamp after being fitted snuggly in the box. This design allows easy and safe mobilization of the slit lamp to remote places. It was developed with the efficient use of space in mind and it can be easily reproduced in developing countries using same or similar supplies. Mobilizing slit lamp will be of great help for staff and institutes doing regular outreach clinical work.

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