2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
6 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Chapter 1: The Pediatric Eye Examination
Examination: Specific Elements
Anterior Segment Examination
A successful anterior segment examination is usually possible in children but may require persistence and varied techniques. Children old enough to sit by themselves can usually be enticed to hold the “motorcycle handles” of the slit lamp long enough for a brief examination. A younger child may be positioned at the slit lamp while in a parent’s lap. Children unable or unwilling to cooperate for standard slit-lamp examination may be examined with a portable slit lamp, surgical loupes, or a 20 D or 28 D handheld lens used with an indirect ophthalmoscope.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.