Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Lenses in Glaucoma

Aditi Singh, Meena Menon 
Department of Glaucoma, Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.

Corresponding Author:

Aditi Singh M.S., FGRGUHS, FAICO 
Registrar, Department of Glaucoma,
Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore, India 
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Received: 10-SEP-2017 Accepted: 27-SEP-2017 Published Online: 03-MAR-2018

Lenses and mirrors have always been an integral part of an ophthalmologist’s armamentarium. Since time immemorial curious minds have been trying to peep inside the eye using various techniques, be it indentation of the limbus and using direct ophthalmoscope as done by Trantas1 or using contact lenses meant for correction of keratoconus, as done by Salzmann2 for viewing the anterior chamber angle. With the invention of slit lamp, microscopes and various lenses / mirrors which are much easier to handle, visualization of ocular structures have become quite easy. In glaucoma, these lenses/mirrors have come in handy for the diagnosis as well as the treatment of various conditions such as diagnosis of angle closure, performing peripheral iridotomy, laser trabeculoplasty and laser suterolysis, to name a few.

Keywords :glaucoma, lenses, gonioscopy