3D-printed shields for slit lamps produced during the COVID-19 pandemic

Abstract

Additive manufacturing has been extensively used during the COVID-19 pandemic to design and produce protection equipment. During clinical examinations using slit lamps, ophthalmologists are at risk of being contaminated by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and the device itself is exposed to viral contamination. Several solutions have already been proposed for fixing transparent shields on the physician side. Here we propose a 3D-printed device fixed on the chin rest on the patient side, aiming at limiting viral spread both on the lamp itself and towards the physician.

Keywords: COVID-19 ; FDM ; ABS ; Personnal protection ; Slit lamp


Maxime Delbarre, Pierre-Marc François, Jérémy Adam, Jean-Baptiste Caruhel, Françoise Froussart-Maille, Roman Hossein Khonsari, 3D-printed shields for slit lamps produced during the COVID-19 pandemic, Annals of 3D Printed Medicine, Volume 1, 2021, 100004, ISSN 2666-9641, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stlm.2020.100004.

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