Basic Microscopy – Cleaning the Microscope

Compound microscopes require regular cleaning to help ensure accurate diagnoses and prevent damage to the microscope. However, microscopes are delicate instruments that must be handled with care. Do not use toilet paper, Kleenex, or paper towels as these may contain particulates that could scratch the lenses. Do not apply pressure. This video walks you through the basic techniques used to clean your microscope from top to bottom. Consult your manual on the preferred cleaning solution.

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