On the other hand, emissions from instruments such as the ophthalmoscope, the slit lamp, the operating microscope or the endoilluminator are potentially dangerous and can damage the eye, in particular the retina. Not all eyes are at the same risk. The light from the slit lamp is not bright enough to cause solar or light damage to the retina. Not all questions will receive a direct answer from an ophthalmologist.
However, we'll follow up with suggestions for finding the right information related to your question. This test usually has no major side effects. The eyes may be sensitive to light for a while later, especially if the pupils were dilated. If you start to feel nauseous or have eye pain, return to the doctor's office as soon as possible.
These may be symptoms of an increase in fluid pressure in the eye, which can be a medical emergency. While the risk of this is small, eye drops used to dilate the eye can rarely cause this to happen. A slit lamp exam is generally very safe, although medications that dilate the pupils carry some risks. The person will sit with their head resting on the microscope with a slit lamp and the doctor will place a special contact lens directly on the eyeball.
The person will sit in a chair in front of the slit lamp with the chin and forehead resting on a support.