University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

General Techniques

Overview of Gonioscopic Techniques

This instructional guide will concentrate on indirect (slit lamp) gonioscopy. Direct gonioscopy is rarely used today and will not be discussed.

The three video clips give an overview of examination techniques. The section that follows on Techniques for Difficult Angles gives examination tools that can be employed if the view is difficult or confusing.

Thanks to my daughter Erin for being a "willing" subject for these videos.