Optometrists need a technique to view the anterior chamber angle in the diagnosis of glaucoma. Present methods require a corneal anesthetic and may damage the cornea. The Brandreth-Saladin goniolens was developed to avoid these objections and to provide the optometrist with a method for binocularly viewing the fundus with the slit lamp. Two additional techniques are mentioned which hold the same promise for optometric gonioscopy as does the Brandreth-Saladin lens. In addition, the anterior chamber angle as seen in gonioscopy is described and pertinent comments about its anatomy are made for the diagnosis of closed and open angle glaucoma.
*Read before the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, Toronto, Canada, December 12, 1971. For publication in the January, 1973 issue of the AMERICAN JOURNAL of Optometry and Archives of American Academy of Optometry.
†Optometrist, Ph.D. Present Address, College of Optometry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210.
aOptometrist, Member of Faculty.
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