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Illustrations of Physiognomy in Syphilitic Keratitis

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Series of illustrations of patients with Physiognomy in Syphilitic Keratitis.

Top: Depressed bridge of nose

Middle: Eyes which have recovered from interstitial keratitis

Bottom left: Notched teeth
Bottom right: Fissures at angle of mouth

Creator

A. Maitland Ramsey

Date

c. 1898

Identifier

1/20/13/3/9

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Paper

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22 x 28.5cm

Description

Series of illustrations of patients with Physiognomy in Syphilitic Keratitis.

Top: Depressed bridge of nose

Middle: Eyes which have recovered from interstitial keratitis

Bottom left: Notched teeth
Bottom right: Fissures at angle of mouth

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Illustrations of Corneal Complications in Conjunctival Diseases

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Series of illustrations of corneal complications in conjunctival diseases.

Top left: Phlyctenular ulcer
Top right: Pannus scrofulosus

Middle left: Ulcer corneae
Middle right: Prolapsus iridis

Bottom left: Pannus trachomatosus
Bottom right: Xerophthalmia

Creator

A. Maitland Ramsey

Date

c. 1898

Identifier

1/20/13/3/8

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Paper

Physical Dimensions

22 x 28.5cm

Description

Series of illustrations of corneal complications in conjunctival diseases.

Top left: Phlyctenular ulcer
Top right: Pannus scrofulosus

Middle left: Ulcer corneae
Middle right: Prolapsus iridis

Bottom left: Pannus trachomatosus
Bottom right: Xerophthalmia

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Illustrations of Granular Ophthalmia or Trachoma

Description

Two illustrations of patients with granular ophthalmia or trachoma.

Top: Early stage granular ophthalmia

Bottom: Late stage granular ophthalmia

Creator

A. Maitland Ramsey

Date

c. 1898

Identifier

1/20/3/13/7

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Paper

Physical Dimensions

22 x 28.5cm

Description

Two illustrations of patients with granular ophthalmia or trachoma.

Top: Early stage granular ophthalmia

Bottom: Late stage granular ophthalmia

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Illustrations of Strumous Conjunctivitis

Description

Two illustrations of patients with Strumous Conjunctivitis.

Top: Pustular ophthalmia

Bottom: Ecstasia corneae

Creator

A. Maitland Ramsey

Date

c. 1898

Identifier

1/20/13/3/6

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Original Format

Paper

Physical Dimensions

22 x 28.5cm

Description

Two illustrations of patients with Strumous Conjunctivitis.

Top: Pustular ophthalmia

Bottom: Ecstasia corneae

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Illustrations of Ophthalmia Neonatorum

Description

A series of illustrations of Ophthalmia Neonatorum.

Top left: Pyramidal cataract and distension of eyeball
Top right: Gonococcus

Middle: Pyramidal cataract

Bottom left: Chemosis of ocular conjunctiva
Bottom right: Necrosis of cornea

Creator

A. Maitland Ramsey

Date

c. 1898

Identifier

1/20/13/3/5

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Paper

Physical Dimensions

22 x 28.5cm

Description

A series of illustrations of Ophthalmia Neonatorum.

Top left: Pyramidal cataract and distension of eyeball
Top right: Gonococcus

Middle: Pyramidal cataract

Bottom left: Chemosis of ocular conjunctiva
Bottom right: Necrosis of cornea

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Illustration of Ophthalmia Neonatorum

Description

An illustration of a patient with ophthalmia neonatorum.

Creator

A. Maitland Ramsey

Date

c. 1898

Identifier

1/20/13/3/4

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Paper

Physical Dimensions

22 x 28.5cm

Description

An illustration of a patient with ophthalmia neonatorum.

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Illustrations of Conjunctivitis

Description

Series of illustrations on conjunctivitis.

Top left: Foreign body of the cornea
Top right: Catarrhal ophthalmia

Middle left: Pustular ophthalmia
Middle right: Diphtheritic ophthalmia

Bottom left: Follicular conjunctivitis
Bottom right: Granular ophthalmia

Creator

A. Maitland Ramsey

Date

c. 1898

Identifier

1/20/13/3/3

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Original Format

Paper

Physical Dimensions

22x28.5cm

Description

Series of illustrations on conjunctivitis.

Top left: Foreign body of the cornea
Top right: Catarrhal ophthalmia

Middle left: Pustular ophthalmia
Middle right: Diphtheritic ophthalmia

Bottom left: Follicular conjunctivitis
Bottom right: Granular ophthalmia

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Illustrations of Diseases of Tear Passages

Description

Three illustrations of diseases of the tear passages.

Top: Abscess of the lacrimal sac and mucocele.
Bottom left: Acute dacrocystitis
Bottom right: Fistula lachrymalis.

Creator

A. Maitland Ramsey

Date

c. 1898

Identifier

1/20/13/3/2

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Original Format

Paper

Physical Dimensions

22 x 28.5cm

Description

Three illustrations of diseases of the tear passages.

Top: Abscess of the lacrimal sac and mucocele.
Bottom left: Acute dacrocystitis
Bottom right: Fistula lachrymalis.

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Spectacles

Description

Spectacles in leather-covered case.

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2003/210.1

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Materials

Cardboard, glass, leather, metal.

Description

Spectacles in leather-covered case.

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Spectacle Box

Description

cardboard box for recumbent spectacles.

Creator

John Trotter Ltd.; 1867-2014; Optician and instrument maker

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

2003/280.6

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 16.3 cm

Materials

Cardboard

Description

cardboard box for recumbent spectacles.

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Ophthalmic Instrument Set

Description

Set of ophthalmic instruments. Wooden box contains two spuds, two lens hooks and two capsulotomes knives.

Date

c. 1825

Identifier

2003/280.2

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Length: 15.4 cm

Materials

Ebony, metal, wood, velvet

Description

Set of ophthalmic instruments. Wooden box contains two spuds, two lens hooks and two capsulotomes knives.

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Title

3D Scan of Woodcut

Description

This woodcut was designed by Wharton Jones and Richie Brown with the intention of including the illustration in a textbook on ophthalmology that William Mackenzie was developing.

William Mackenzie was a Scottish ophthalmologist and founder of the Glasgow Eye Infirmary in 1850. He studied medicine at the University of Glasgow, was a member of the RCPSG, and eventually held the chair of anatomy at the Anderson Medical School. Mackenzie was one of the leading ophthalmologists of his day, and his publication "Practical Treatise of the Diseases of the Eye" became a must-have textbook for all aspiring ophthalmologists.

Description

This woodcut was designed by Wharton Jones and Richie Brown with the intention of including the illustration in a textbook on ophthalmology that William Mackenzie was developing.

William Mackenzie was a Scottish ophthalmologist and founder of the Glasgow Eye Infirmary in 1850. He studied medicine at the University of Glasgow, was a member of the RCPSG, and eventually held the chair of anatomy at the Anderson Medical School. Mackenzie was one of the leading ophthalmologists of his day, and his publication "Practical Treatise of the Diseases of the Eye" became a must-have textbook for all aspiring ophthalmologists.

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Reading test type

Description

Reading test type, paper and plastic, 20th century.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2003/77.67

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Length: 18.9 cm

Materials

Paper, plastic.

Description

Reading test type, paper and plastic, 20th century.

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Tudor Edwards Oxygen Spectacles

Description

Shaped like spectacles but without the glass, they carried oxygen via rubber tubing to nasal prongs; plastics made the whole system obsolete.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/27.10

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Length: 14.2 cm

Materials

Metal, rubber.

Description

Shaped like spectacles but without the glass, they carried oxygen via rubber tubing to nasal prongs; plastics made the whole system obsolete.

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Trial Frame

Description

Trial frame and lenses, in leather-covered case.

Date

c. 1880s

Identifier

2003/77.57

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Length: 21.3 cm

Materials

Glass, leather, metal, velvet.

Description

Trial frame and lenses, in leather-covered case.

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Skiascope

Description

Instrument made by Dr H. Wright Thomson for extensive examination of school children, also found to be useful in hospital refraction work. Box contains prototype and manufactured head of instrument.

Date

c. 1905

Identifier

2003/77.55

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Diameter: 25.5 cm

Materials

Card, glass, metal, wood.

Description

Instrument made by Dr H. Wright Thomson for extensive examination of school children, also found to be useful in hospital refraction work. Box contains prototype and manufactured head of instrument.

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Eye Forceps

Description

Chalazion eye forceps: self-retaining thumb forceps for use in removing cystic growth from the eye.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2016/3.21

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 9 cm

Materials

Metal.

Description

Chalazion eye forceps: self-retaining thumb forceps for use in removing cystic growth from the eye.

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Title

Diagnostic Set

Description

Ophthalmoscope/auriscope in leatherette covered box.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2015/1.1

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Materials

Leather, plastic, metal.

Description

Ophthalmoscope/auriscope in leatherette covered box.

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Ophthalmoscope

Description

Ophthalmoscope, in leather-covered case.

Date

c. 1910-1930

Identifier

2003/77.49

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Length: 16.2 cm

Materials

Glass, leather, metal, velvet.

Description

Ophthalmoscope, in leather-covered case.

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Ophthalmic Instrument Set

Description

Ophthalmic instrument set, in wooden box, that once belonged to Dr. John R. Brown.

Date

c. 1850-1875

Identifier

2003/280.4

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 18.8 cm

Materials

Wood, velvet.

Description

Ophthalmic instrument set, in wooden box, that once belonged to Dr. John R. Brown.

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Title

Ophthalmoscope

Description

Ophthalmoscope, in leather-covered case

Date

c. 1854

Identifier

2003/280.1

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 20.7 cm

Materials

Glass, leather, metal, velvet.

Description

Ophthalmoscope, in leather-covered case

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Diagnostic Set

Description

Diagnostic set consists of 6 laryngeal mirrors, 1 ophthalmoscope, 3 handles, 3 laryngeal brushes, 2 stems for laryngeal brushes and 2 glass rods. The glass rods and ophthalmoscope probably do not belong to the set.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2003/96

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Length: 22 cm

Materials

Glass, hair, metal, plastic.

Description

Diagnostic set consists of 6 laryngeal mirrors, 1 ophthalmoscope, 3 handles, 3 laryngeal brushes, 2 stems for laryngeal brushes and 2 glass rods. The glass rods and ophthalmoscope probably do not belong to the set.

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Ophthalmoscope

Description

Metal and plastic ophthalmoscope, most likely battery-powered.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

2003/163

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 25.5 cm

Materials

Metal, plastic.

Description

Metal and plastic ophthalmoscope, most likely battery-powered.

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Cameron's 5-in-1 Ophthalmoscope

Description

5-in-1 ophthalmoscope, model number 270; part of Cameron's Electro-Diagnostoset.

Date

c. 1926

Identifier

2003/3.3

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Physical Dimensions

19 cm length

Materials

Metal, plastic.

Description

5-in-1 ophthalmoscope, model number 270; part of Cameron's Electro-Diagnostoset.

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Keeler Ophthalmoscope

Description

Keeler ophthalmoscope in leatherette-covered case.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2000/4

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 21.3 cm

Materials

Metal, plastic

Description

Keeler ophthalmoscope in leatherette-covered case.

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Liebreich Ophthalmoscope

Description

Liebreich ophthalmoscope in leather-covered, velvet-lined case.

Date

c. 1855

Identifier

1997/2

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Length: 9.7 cm

Materials

Glass, metal, leather, velvet.

Description

Liebreich ophthalmoscope in leather-covered, velvet-lined case.

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Ophthalmoscope

Description

Ophthalmoscope in leather-covered case.

Date

c. 1890s

Identifier

2003/77.35

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8.3 cm length

Materials

Glass, leather, metal, velvet.

Description

Ophthalmoscope in leather-covered case.

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Pince-nez Spectacles

Description

Pince-nez spectacles, glass and steel, in spectacle case.

Date

c. 1840-1900s

Identifier

2003/77.15

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Physical Dimensions

9.2 cm length

Materials

Glass, steel.

Description

Pince-nez spectacles, glass and steel, in spectacle case.

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Horizontal Section of the Right Eye

Description

Horizontal section of the right eye, watercolour.

Date

c. 1840

Identifier

RCPSG/24/9/5

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Materials

Paper

Description

Horizontal section of the right eye, watercolour.

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Title

Horizontal Section of the Right Eye

Description

Horizontal section of the right human eye by T. Wharton Jones. Used in the frontspiece of the 3rd and 4th editions.

Date

c. 1840

Identifier

RCPSG/24/9/4

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Materials

Paper

Description

Horizontal section of the right human eye by T. Wharton Jones. Used in the frontspiece of the 3rd and 4th editions.

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Horizontal Section of the Eye

Description

Horizontal Section of the Eye, Plate I.

Date

c. 1840

Identifier

RCPSG/24/9/3

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Materials

Paper

Description

Horizontal Section of the Eye, Plate I.

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Title

Sketch of Conical Cornea by William Mackenzie

Description

Sketch of Conical Cornea by William Mackenzie, similar to Fig 66, page 558.

Date

c. 1840

Identifier

RCPSG/24/9/2/2

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Materials

Paper

Description

Sketch of Conical Cornea by William Mackenzie, similar to Fig 66, page 558.

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Sketch of Pterygium by William Mackenzie

Description

Illustration of Pterygium. Similar to Fig 31, page 230.

Date

c. 1840

Identifier

RCPSG/24/9/2/1

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Materials

Paper

Description

Illustration of Pterygium. Similar to Fig 31, page 230.

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Sketch of Muscae Volitantes by William Mackenzie

Description

Sketch of muscae volitantes. With instructions for printing "On three separate blocks of wood. Observe the difference of shade in the spots in upper figure." Fig 105-107, page 810.

Date

c. 1840

Identifier

RCPSG/24/9/1

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Materials

Paper

Description

Sketch of muscae volitantes. With instructions for printing "On three separate blocks of wood. Observe the difference of shade in the spots in upper figure." Fig 105-107, page 810.

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Ophthalmic Instrument Test Drum.

Description

Ophthalmic instrument test drum, kidskin and metal, 20th century, contained within Hugh Wright Thomson's case of eye instruments.

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2003/161

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Physical Dimensions

2.5 cm diameter

Materials

Kidskin, metal.

Description

Ophthalmic instrument test drum, kidskin and metal, 20th century, contained within Hugh Wright Thomson's case of eye instruments.

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Wooden Case Containing Eye Instruments

Description

Wooden case containing eye instruments, c 1850s.

Date

c. 1850s

Identifier

2003/77.42

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16.4 cm length

Materials

Brass, silk, velvet, wood.

Description

Wooden case containing eye instruments, c 1850s.

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Spencer Meibomian Forceps

Description

Spencer meibomian forceps, stainless steel, c 1929.

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

2003/77.40.24

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Physical Dimensions

9.8 cm length

Materials

Stainless Steel.

Description

Spencer meibomian forceps, stainless steel, c 1929.

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Spectacles

Description

A pair of silver-rimmed spectacles with curved legs to hook around the ears.

Date

c. 1910

Identifier

2003/77.21

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Physical Dimensions

10.8 cm length

Materials

Glass, silver.

Description

A pair of silver-rimmed spectacles with curved legs to hook around the ears.

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Spectacles

Description

A pair of metal-rimmed spectacles with pivoted temples.

Date

c. 1800s-1850s

Identifier

2003/77.14

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Physical Dimensions

11 cm length

Materials

Glass, metal.

Description

A pair of metal-rimmed spectacles with pivoted temples.

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Pince-nez Spectacles

Description

A pair of gold rimless pince-nez with gold ear chain.

Date

c. 1890s-1920s

Identifier

2003/77.13

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11.2 cm length

Materials

Glass, gold.

Description

A pair of gold rimless pince-nez with gold ear chain.

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Simeon Snell's Set

Date

c.1929

Identifier

2003/77.50

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Materials

Wood and metal

Description


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Sinclair's Expressor Guard

Date

c. 1906-1920s

Identifier

2003/77.40.1

Description


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Title

Induction Dilators

Date

c. 1920-1940

Identifier

2007/1.12

Description


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Firle Eye Magnet

Description

The Firle eye magnet in leather-covered case. Eye magnets are used in ophthalmic surgery to remove foreign agents composed of metal.

Date

Unknown

Identifier

2003/77.32

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 11.5cm

Materials

Metal

Description

The Firle eye magnet in leather-covered case. Eye magnets are used in ophthalmic surgery to remove foreign agents composed of metal.

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Title

Burdon Cooper's Tobacco Test

Description

Burden Cooper's tobacco test

Date

c. 1890-1900s

Identifier

2003/77.29

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 21.3cm.

Materials

Ebony and metal.

Description

Burden Cooper's tobacco test

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Title

Ophthalmic Phantom Mask

Description

Ophthalmic phantom, aluminium, c 1900s-c 1920s.

Date

1900-1920s

Identifier

2003/77.24

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Physical Dimensions

16cm

Materials

Aluminium

Description

Ophthalmic phantom, aluminium, c 1900s-c 1920s.

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Ballantyne's Pipettes

Description

For holding various ophthalmological solutions. Consists of six open-ended pipettes of various colours retained in a metal stand, with glass domed cover. Used to allow the Ophthamologist to select topical drugs easily and safely, as the solutions were effectively colour coded.

Pipettes/dropper bottles: Six in number. The glass cylinders were uniform in diameter, with an ovel aperture (1.1cm x 0.85cm) in the glass wall, about mid length. This was covered by a rubber membrane, to give the user complete control of the solution delivery.

The pipettes are made of different coloured glass, to identify the contents easily and safely. It would seem that the colours identified the solutions as follows:
Purple = Atropine
Flint (clear) = Cocaine
Ruby = Eserine
Dark blue = Adrenaline
Green = Euphthalmine (eucatropine, a long-acting atropine)
Amber = Fluorescein

Metal stand: Consists of a square flat metal base, 10.28cm in size. Central metal column, 0.64cm in diameter and 17cm in height, ending in a lifting ring 3.1cm diameter. Two metal discs 8.25cm in diameter are incorporated into the central column 3.4cm apart, each with six disc cutouts 1.74cm in diameter, to retain the glass pipettes.

Chromium plated.

Glass dome, retained by four spring clips located on the stand base, is 18cm in height, by 9.5cm in diameter. Clear glass, 0.025cm thickness.

[Dr A J Ballantyne was a well known Glasgow Ophthalmologist, active between 1910 and 1945, being eventually appointed Professor of Ophthalmology at Glasgow University, and a senior Consultant at The Tennant Institute for Ophthalmology, in Glasgow.]

Date

1910-1930

Identifier

2007/4.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Pipettes/dropper bottles: 1.25-1.28cm in diameter, 10.5cm-10.8cm in length.
Metal base: 10.28cm
Central metal column: 0.64cm in diameter, 17cm in height.
Glass dome: 18cm in height, 9.5cm in diameter.

Materials

Glass, metal

Description

For holding various ophthalmological solutions. Consists of six open-ended pipettes of various colours retained in a metal stand, with glass domed cover. Used to allow the Ophthamologist to select topical drugs easily and safely, as the solutions were effectively colour coded.

Pipettes/dropper bottles: Six in number. The glass cylinders were uniform in diameter, with an ovel aperture (1.1cm x 0.85cm) in the glass wall, about mid length. This was covered by a rubber membrane, to give the user complete control of the solution delivery.

The pipettes are made of different coloured glass, to identify the contents easily and safely. It would seem that the colours identified the solutions as follows:
Purple = Atropine
Flint (clear) = Cocaine
Ruby = Eserine
Dark blue = Adrenaline
Green = Euphthalmine (eucatropine, a long-acting atropine)
Amber = Fluorescein

Metal stand: Consists of a square flat metal base, 10.28cm in size. Central metal column, 0.64cm in diameter and 17cm in height, ending in a lifting ring 3.1cm diameter. Two metal discs 8.25cm in diameter are incorporated into the central column 3.4cm apart, each with six disc cutouts 1.74cm in diameter, to retain the glass pipettes.

Chromium plated.

Glass dome, retained by four spring clips located on the stand base, is 18cm in height, by 9.5cm in diameter. Clear glass, 0.025cm thickness.

[Dr A J Ballantyne was a well known Glasgow Ophthalmologist, active between 1910 and 1945, being eventually appointed Professor of Ophthalmology at Glasgow University, and a senior Consultant at The Tennant Institute for Ophthalmology, in Glasgow.]

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Optometrist's Datum Rule

Description

For measuring spectacle frames, etc., showing pupillary distances, heights, projections and calibres.
Constructed of white celluloid.

Date

1930-1960

Identifier

2007/2.5

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Physical Dimensions

20.5x8cm

Materials

Celluloid

Description

For measuring spectacle frames, etc., showing pupillary distances, heights, projections and calibres.
Constructed of white celluloid.

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Title

Artificial Eye Lenses

Description

Artificial eye lens, glass, in wooden box, 19th century - 20th century.

Date

1800s-1900s

Identifier

2003/59

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Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 3.1 cm (box)

Materials

Glass, wood.

Description

Artificial eye lens, glass, in wooden box, 19th century - 20th century.

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Title

Eye Lens

Date

1800s

Identifier

2003/210.2

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Materials

Glass, tortoiseshell

Description


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Title

Atlas Der Ophthalmoscopie

Description

Atlas der ophthalmoscopie : darstellung des augengrundes im gesunden und krankhaften zustande enthaltend 12 tafeln mit 59 figuren in farbendruck. Nach der natur gemalt und erläutert / von Dr. Richard Liebreich.

This book came to the College from the library of the Glasgow Eye Infirmary, having previously belonged to Andrew Freeland Fergus, ophthalmologist and former President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. It was in quite poor condition when it was scanned - the binding had all but fallen apart, and this allowed us to get better pictures of each page. Once scanning was complete it was sent away for conservation. The book has recently returned from the conservator's workshop; it's now housed in a lovely new binding and stored alongside our rare book collections.

Richard Liebreich (1830-1917) was a German ophthalmologist and physiologist. In addition to this volume, the College library holds a similar atlas from 1863 and a short pamphlet.

Creator

Liebreich, Richard, 1830-1917

Date

1885

Identifier

Bookstore LIE [folio]

Publisher

August Hirschwald

Coverage

Berlin

Language

German

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print volume

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Atlas der ophthalmoscopie : darstellung des augengrundes im gesunden und krankhaften zustande enthaltend 12 tafeln mit 59 figuren in farbendruck. Nach der natur gemalt und erläutert / von Dr. Richard Liebreich.

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Jaeger's Iridectomy Knife

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Jaeger's iridectomy knife, metal, c 1906-c 1930s.

An iridectomy is a surgical procedure where part of the iris, the coloured part of the eye, is removed. This knife is used to cut out the desired piece of iris. Patients with glaucoma can receive an iridectomy to reduce the intra-orbital pressure.

Date

c. 1906-1930s

Identifier

2003/77.40.16

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Length: 13.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Jaeger's iridectomy knife, metal, c 1906-c 1930s.

An iridectomy is a surgical procedure where part of the iris, the coloured part of the eye, is removed. This knife is used to cut out the desired piece of iris. Patients with glaucoma can receive an iridectomy to reduce the intra-orbital pressure.

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Quizzing Glass

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Quizzing glass, enamel, glass and gold, c 1800s-1850s.

Quizzing glasses were named so due to the tendency for the wearer to hold up the lens and "quiz" the person or object that they were looking at. This style of spectacle is simply a magnifying glass and was often attached to a chain when worn.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1800-1850s

Identifier

2003/77.9

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Length: 8.2 cm

Materials

Glass and metal

Description

Quizzing glass, enamel, glass and gold, c 1800s-1850s.

Quizzing glasses were named so due to the tendency for the wearer to hold up the lens and "quiz" the person or object that they were looking at. This style of spectacle is simply a magnifying glass and was often attached to a chain when worn.

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Lorgnette

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Lorgnettes, glass and gold, c 1920s-c 1930s.

A lorgnette is a style of glasses where the lenses must be held in front of the eyes by a handle rather than worn on the face. This lorgnette has a spring mechanism for easy storage in a pocket. Lorgnettes were classically worn by those of a higher class, especially whilst watching an opera!

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1920-1930s

Identifier

2003/77.10

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 14.2 cm

Materials

Glass, gold.

Description

Lorgnettes, glass and gold, c 1920s-c 1930s.

A lorgnette is a style of glasses where the lenses must be held in front of the eyes by a handle rather than worn on the face. This lorgnette has a spring mechanism for easy storage in a pocket. Lorgnettes were classically worn by those of a higher class, especially whilst watching an opera!

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Spectacles with Side Cups

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Spectacles, fitted with side-cups, glass and metal.

These glasses were most likely used in a laboratory, with the side cups preventing any debris from entering the eyes.

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Unknown

Date

Unknown

Identifier

2003/77.18

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 11.5 cm

Materials

Metal, mesh wire.

Description

Spectacles, fitted with side-cups, glass and metal.

These glasses were most likely used in a laboratory, with the side cups preventing any debris from entering the eyes.

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Set of Undine Irrigators

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Undine irrigator, metal, c 1850s-c 1900s.

Undine irrigators are ophthalmic instruments used to clean out the inner surface of the eyelids of a patient. The flow of the cleansing liquid would be controlled by placing the thumb over the spout.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

2003/77.22
2003/77.23

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Undine irrigator, metal, c 1850s-c 1900s.

Undine irrigators are ophthalmic instruments used to clean out the inner surface of the eyelids of a patient. The flow of the cleansing liquid would be controlled by placing the thumb over the spout.

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Taylor's Eye Vectis

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Taylor's eye vectis, metal, c 1906-c 1920s.

An eye vectis is an ophthalmic instrument used during cataract surgery. The wire loop at the end of the instrument would extract any cataract material from the lens of the patient.

Date

c. 1906-1920

Identifier

2003/77.40.17

Publisher

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 14.3 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Taylor's eye vectis, metal, c 1906-c 1920s.

An eye vectis is an ophthalmic instrument used during cataract surgery. The wire loop at the end of the instrument would extract any cataract material from the lens of the patient.

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von Graefe's Cataract Knife

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Graefe's cataract knife, stainless steel, c 1950s.

This small knife was used during a cataract operation to cut into the cornea, the outer transparent part of the eye. The knife was designed by Albrecht von Graefe, a Prussian ophthalmologist during the 1800s and manufactured by John Weiss & Son of London.

Date

c. 1906-1920s

Identifier

2003/167

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 13.3 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Graefe's cataract knife, stainless steel, c 1950s.

This small knife was used during a cataract operation to cut into the cornea, the outer transparent part of the eye. The knife was designed by Albrecht von Graefe, a Prussian ophthalmologist during the 1800s and manufactured by John Weiss & Son of London.

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Beer's Cataract Knife

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Beer's cataract knife, metal, c 1906-c 1930s.

The design of this cataract knife was invented by Austrian ophthalmologist, Georg Joseph Beer, who pioneered a new method of cataract surgery during the late 1700s. This knife would have been used to remove some of the affected lens.

Date

c. 1906-1920s

Identifier

2003/77.40.14

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 13.4 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Beer's cataract knife, metal, c 1906-c 1930s.

The design of this cataract knife was invented by Austrian ophthalmologist, Georg Joseph Beer, who pioneered a new method of cataract surgery during the late 1700s. This knife would have been used to remove some of the affected lens.

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Capsulotomy Knife

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Capsulotomy knife, metal, c 1906-c 1920s.

A capsulotomy is an ophthalmic procedure involving the lens of the eye. This small metal knife would have been used to make an incision into the lens.

Date

c. 1906-1920s

Identifier

2003/77.40.4

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Capsulotomy knife, metal, c 1906-c 1920s.

A capsulotomy is an ophthalmic procedure involving the lens of the eye. This small metal knife would have been used to make an incision into the lens.

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Iris Hook

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Iris hook, metal, c 1906-c 1920s.

The iris is the coloured portion of the eye surrounding the pupil. The iris has the ability to constrict and dilate the pupil to alter the amount of light that is focused onto the retina by the lens. This iris hook would have been used to retract the iris during cataract surgery.

Date

c. 1906-1920s.

Identifier

2003/77.40.3

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.4 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Iris hook, metal, c 1906-c 1920s.

The iris is the coloured portion of the eye surrounding the pupil. The iris has the ability to constrict and dilate the pupil to alter the amount of light that is focused onto the retina by the lens. This iris hook would have been used to retract the iris during cataract surgery.

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Rollet's Lacrimal Sac Retractor

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Rollet's lachrymal sac retractor, metal, c 1906-c 1920s.

The lacrimal sac is towards the midline of the body, sitting on the lateral side of the nose and medial side of the eyeball. It sits within the space formed by the lacrimal bone and frontal process of the maxilla. The nasolacrimal duct descends from the sac down towards the nasal cavity. This retractor would have been used during surgery to move the sac out of the way.

Date

c. 1906-1920s.

Identifier

2003/77.40.2

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 13.1 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Rollet's lachrymal sac retractor, metal, c 1906-c 1920s.

The lacrimal sac is towards the midline of the body, sitting on the lateral side of the nose and medial side of the eyeball. It sits within the space formed by the lacrimal bone and frontal process of the maxilla. The nasolacrimal duct descends from the sac down towards the nasal cavity. This retractor would have been used during surgery to move the sac out of the way.

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Case of Eye Instruments

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Case of eye instruments, metal and wood, c 1906.

This case of ophthalmic instruments is from the Glasgow Eye Infirmary. Manufactured by J. Weiss & Son, this case once belonged to ophthalmic surgeon, Hugh Wright Thomson. Thomson was a house surgeon at the Glasgow Eye Infirmary and was a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps during the First World War.

Date

c. 1906

Identifier

2003/77.40

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 27.8 cm

Materials

Wood and Metal.

Description

Case of eye instruments, metal and wood, c 1906.

This case of ophthalmic instruments is from the Glasgow Eye Infirmary. Manufactured by J. Weiss & Son, this case once belonged to ophthalmic surgeon, Hugh Wright Thomson. Thomson was a house surgeon at the Glasgow Eye Infirmary and was a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps during the First World War.

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Schiotz's Improved Tonometer

Description

Schiotz tonometer, metal, in leather-covered case, c 1950s.

A tonometer is an ophthalmic device used to measure the intra-ocular pressure of the eye and determine if the patient is at risk of glaucoma.
The eye to be examined is anaesthetised and the foot plate of the tonometer is pressed gently onto the cornea. By this method, the ophthalmologist is able to measure the patient's intra-ocular pressure in mmHg.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2003/77.54

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 16 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Schiotz tonometer, metal, in leather-covered case, c 1950s.

A tonometer is an ophthalmic device used to measure the intra-ocular pressure of the eye and determine if the patient is at risk of glaucoma.
The eye to be examined is anaesthetised and the foot plate of the tonometer is pressed gently onto the cornea. By this method, the ophthalmologist is able to measure the patient's intra-ocular pressure in mmHg.

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Woodcut of Coloboma of the Iris

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Woodcut of coloboma of the iris, wood, mounted on card, 19th century.

This woodcut was designed by Wharton Jones and Richie Brown with the intention of including the illustration in a textbook on ophthalmology that William Mackenzie was developing.

Creator

Wharton Jones and Richie Brown

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2003/77.52

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 4.4 cm

Materials

Wood

Description

Woodcut of coloboma of the iris, wood, mounted on card, 19th century.

This woodcut was designed by Wharton Jones and Richie Brown with the intention of including the illustration in a textbook on ophthalmology that William Mackenzie was developing.

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Beale's Self-Illuminating Ophthalmoscope

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Beale self-illuminating ophthalmoscope, in wooden case, c 1860s-c 1880s.

This self-illuminating ophthalmoscope dates from the late 19th century and was invented by Lionel Beale, a British physician working in London. The ophthalmoscope was illuminated by a flame, kept alight by a spirit burner contained within the stand of the instrument.

Creator

Lionel Beale, manufactured by Hawksley of London

Date

c. 1860-1880s

Identifier

2003/77.1

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 31 cm

Materials

Brass, Glass, Wood.

Description

Beale self-illuminating ophthalmoscope, in wooden case, c 1860s-c 1880s.

This self-illuminating ophthalmoscope dates from the late 19th century and was invented by Lionel Beale, a British physician working in London. The ophthalmoscope was illuminated by a flame, kept alight by a spirit burner contained within the stand of the instrument.

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Worth's Amblyoscope

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Worth's amblyoscope, metal, c 1890s.

An amblyoscope is an ophthalmic device that is used to measure the angle of squint in the eye and develop the fusion faculty of the patient. The fusion faculty is the ability of the brain to fuse images from both eyes into one. Small pictures are placed in the two slides of the amblyoscope and moved closer or further apart to determine at which angle the squint fuses the images into one.

Date

c. 1890s

Identifier

2003/77.59

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 15 cm

Materials

Metal, glass, and card.

Description

Worth's amblyoscope, metal, c 1890s.

An amblyoscope is an ophthalmic device that is used to measure the angle of squint in the eye and develop the fusion faculty of the patient. The fusion faculty is the ability of the brain to fuse images from both eyes into one. Small pictures are placed in the two slides of the amblyoscope and moved closer or further apart to determine at which angle the squint fuses the images into one.

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Thomas Reid's Portable Ophthalmometer

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Thomas Reid's portable ophthalmometer, glass and metal, in leather-covered case, c 1890s.

Thomas Reid was an ophthalmologist in Glasgow during the late 1800s. He graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1857 and was a pupil of the famous ophthalmologist, William Mackenzie. Reid designed this instrument to measure the curvature of the central area of the cornea. It was presented to the Royal Society of London in 1893, and the paper was communicated by Lord Kelvin.

Date

1890s

Identifier

2003/77.30

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Length: 10.1 cm

Materials

Glass and metal

Description

Thomas Reid's portable ophthalmometer, glass and metal, in leather-covered case, c 1890s.

Thomas Reid was an ophthalmologist in Glasgow during the late 1800s. He graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1857 and was a pupil of the famous ophthalmologist, William Mackenzie. Reid designed this instrument to measure the curvature of the central area of the cornea. It was presented to the Royal Society of London in 1893, and the paper was communicated by Lord Kelvin.

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Clockwork Corneal Trephine

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Corneal trephine, metal, in leather-covered case, c 1850s-c 1880s.

Pictured here is a corneal trephine powered by a clockwork mechanism, manufactured by Koutny. It is held in a leather box lined with velvet, along with 4 different trephine heads and scaler. By winding up the trephine, the instrument would be used to drill into a portion of the cornea for removal.

Creator

Koutny

Date

c. 1850-1890s

Identifier

2003/77.3

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 11 cm (case)

Materials

Metal, leather, and velvet.

Description

Corneal trephine, metal, in leather-covered case, c 1850s-c 1880s.

Pictured here is a corneal trephine powered by a clockwork mechanism, manufactured by Koutny. It is held in a leather box lined with velvet, along with 4 different trephine heads and scaler. By winding up the trephine, the instrument would be used to drill into a portion of the cornea for removal.

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Ophthalmodynamometer

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Ophthalmic dynamometer, in cardboard tube, c 1910s-c 1920s.

Pictured here is an example of an opthalmodynamomter dating from 1917. Manufactured by Giroux of France, this instrument would have been used to test the blood pressure of the retinal vessels at the back of the eye. This technique was invented by the French ophthalmologist, Paul Bailliart in 1917. The instrument is a rod-shaped piston with a convex head, which is pressed against the lateral side of the eye with the retina being observed through an ophthalmoscope. The pressure is increased in 10 gram intervals.

Creator

Paul Bailliart

Date

c. 1917

Identifier

2003/77.66

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Physical Dimensions

34.3 cm; 46.7 cm

Materials

Metal and wood.

Description

Ophthalmic dynamometer, in cardboard tube, c 1910s-c 1920s.

Pictured here is an example of an opthalmodynamomter dating from 1917. Manufactured by Giroux of France, this instrument would have been used to test the blood pressure of the retinal vessels at the back of the eye. This technique was invented by the French ophthalmologist, Paul Bailliart in 1917. The instrument is a rod-shaped piston with a convex head, which is pressed against the lateral side of the eye with the retina being observed through an ophthalmoscope. The pressure is increased in 10 gram intervals.

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Lacrimal Irrigation Syringe

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Lachrymal irrigation syringe, glass, gold and metal, c 1875-c 1900.

This syringe would have been used to wash out the lacrimal system of the eye.

Creator

Creuzan, Bordeaux.

Date

c. 1875-1900

Identifier

2003/77.5

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 14.5 cm

Materials

Glass, gold and metal.

Description

Lachrymal irrigation syringe, glass, gold and metal, c 1875-c 1900.

This syringe would have been used to wash out the lacrimal system of the eye.

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Edridge-Green Colour Blindness Test

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Edridge-Green colour blindness test, in leather case, c 1929.

Colour blindness is the inability to distinguish between different colours. It is an inherited condition that usually affects males more than females. This pack of cards would have been used to diagnose this condition and were invented by ophthalmologist, F.W. Edridge-Green.

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

2003/144

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Physical Dimensions

2003/144

Materials

Card and leather

Description

Edridge-Green colour blindness test, in leather case, c 1929.

Colour blindness is the inability to distinguish between different colours. It is an inherited condition that usually affects males more than females. This pack of cards would have been used to diagnose this condition and were invented by ophthalmologist, F.W. Edridge-Green.

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Pair of spectacles

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Spectacles, glass and metal.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1800s

Identifier

2003/77.12

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 12.8 cm

Materials

Metal and glass.

Description

Spectacles, glass and metal.

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Morton-Pattern Ophthalmoscope

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Cased, but with detachable handle missing. Case covered with faux black leather, with internal blue silk and velvet lining. Lid internally padded with blue silk and base fitted with internal recesses for the ophthalmoscope and handle, lined in blue velvet. No markings.

Andrew Stanford Morton was an ophthalmic surgeon during the late 1800s, and is most well-known for his adaptation to the ophthalmoscope, the Morton-Pattern ophthalmoscope. This design of ophthalmoscope would later be improved by the introduction of batteries to power the light source, known as the Lister-Morton ophthalmoscope.

Date

c. 1880-1920

Identifier

2006/7.4

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Physical Dimensions

15.8 x 6.8 x 3.6 cm

Materials

Wood, silk, velvet, and metal.

Description

Cased, but with detachable handle missing. Case covered with faux black leather, with internal blue silk and velvet lining. Lid internally padded with blue silk and base fitted with internal recesses for the ophthalmoscope and handle, lined in blue velvet. No markings.

Andrew Stanford Morton was an ophthalmic surgeon during the late 1800s, and is most well-known for his adaptation to the ophthalmoscope, the Morton-Pattern ophthalmoscope. This design of ophthalmoscope would later be improved by the introduction of batteries to power the light source, known as the Lister-Morton ophthalmoscope.

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Folding Pince-nez Spectacles

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Spectacles, glass and gold, c 1840s-c 1850s.

Pictured here is a pair of pince-nez spectacles with a folding mechanism for easy storage. Pince-nez literally translates to "to pinch the nose", which perfectly describes how they were worn. The glasses sat at the end of the nose and were often supported by ear chains.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1840-1850s

Identifier

2003/77.20

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 8.2 cm

Materials

Metal and glass.

Description

Spectacles, glass and gold, c 1840s-c 1850s.

Pictured here is a pair of pince-nez spectacles with a folding mechanism for easy storage. Pince-nez literally translates to "to pinch the nose", which perfectly describes how they were worn. The glasses sat at the end of the nose and were often supported by ear chains.

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Lister-Morton Ophthalmoscope

Description

Cased, finished in black paint on metal, with chrome fittings. Battery powered, with batteries retained in handle.

Case: Black, faux leather, with thin pressed brass external clasp. Internally fitted with recesses for the ophthalmoscope parts, lined with royal blue silk and velvet.

Ophthalmoscope: Standard Lister-Morton model, battery powered.

A. Stanford Morton was an ophthalmologist active during the late 19th century. He designed a new style of ophthalmoscope during the 1880s, which would have shone light on the eye via several mirrors. The original design remained unchanged for over 100 years, with one slight variation being the Lister-Morton ophthalmoscope.
This Lister-Morton ophthalmoscope is powered by a battery, which illuminates the eye via a built-in torch. The Lister spoken of in the title of this instrument is not Sir Joseph Lister, but his nephew, Sir William Tindall Lister. He was the one who added an electrical component to Morton's classic model of the ophthalmoscope.

Creator

Theodore Hambline

Date

c. 1930-1960

Identifier

2007/4.11

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Physical Dimensions

Case: 18.5 x 8.9 x 5.5 cm
Optical head: 13.8 x 3 x cm
Battery case: 13.6 x 3.9 cm

Materials

Metal, faux leather, silk, velvet.

Description

Cased, finished in black paint on metal, with chrome fittings. Battery powered, with batteries retained in handle.

Case: Black, faux leather, with thin pressed brass external clasp. Internally fitted with recesses for the ophthalmoscope parts, lined with royal blue silk and velvet.

Ophthalmoscope: Standard Lister-Morton model, battery powered.

A. Stanford Morton was an ophthalmologist active during the late 19th century. He designed a new style of ophthalmoscope during the 1880s, which would have shone light on the eye via several mirrors. The original design remained unchanged for over 100 years, with one slight variation being the Lister-Morton ophthalmoscope.
This Lister-Morton ophthalmoscope is powered by a battery, which illuminates the eye via a built-in torch. The Lister spoken of in the title of this instrument is not Sir Joseph Lister, but his nephew, Sir William Tindall Lister. He was the one who added an electrical component to Morton's classic model of the ophthalmoscope.

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Skiascope

Description

This skiascope was manufactured by John Trotter of Glasgow. John Trotter set up business in Gordon Street in the 1880s with a branch opening in Edinburgh in the 1920s. Trotter was a pioneer in many branches of optical science and he also advised hospitals on the instillation of X-ray apparatus.
Ophthalmic surgeon Hugh Wright Thomson worked with Trotter to develop the skiascope which he used initially for eye examinations in school children although he subsequently also found it helpful for adults in hospital refraction work. A long stem was attached to its centre and the circular frame was fitted with twenty of the lenses most commonly used in retinoscopy (technique to objectively determine the refractive error of the eye – farsighted, nearsighted, astigmatism – and the need for glasses).

Date

c. 1905

Identifier

2003/77.56

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Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 25.6 cm

Description

This skiascope was manufactured by John Trotter of Glasgow. John Trotter set up business in Gordon Street in the 1880s with a branch opening in Edinburgh in the 1920s. Trotter was a pioneer in many branches of optical science and he also advised hospitals on the instillation of X-ray apparatus.
Ophthalmic surgeon Hugh Wright Thomson worked with Trotter to develop the skiascope which he used initially for eye examinations in school children although he subsequently also found it helpful for adults in hospital refraction work. A long stem was attached to its centre and the circular frame was fitted with twenty of the lenses most commonly used in retinoscopy (technique to objectively determine the refractive error of the eye – farsighted, nearsighted, astigmatism – and the need for glasses).

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Projector

Description

This projector was manufactured by John Lizars, one of the founders of Black and Lizars opticians. Lizars set up the first J Lizars Opticians in Glasgow in 1830, with the practice eventually expanding across the city. Not only did he manufacture spectacles for eyewear, he also made other optical instruments, such as telescopes, microscopes, and projectors.

Date

c. 1800s-1900s

Identifier

2003/75

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 46 cm

Materials

glass; metal

Description

This projector was manufactured by John Lizars, one of the founders of Black and Lizars opticians. Lizars set up the first J Lizars Opticians in Glasgow in 1830, with the practice eventually expanding across the city. Not only did he manufacture spectacles for eyewear, he also made other optical instruments, such as telescopes, microscopes, and projectors.

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