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Title

Worth's Amblyoscope

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.

Creator

Claud Worth

Date

c. 1890s

Identifier

2003/77.59

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 15 cm

Materials

Metal, glass, and card.

Worth's Amblyoscope

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 15 cm

Materials

Metal, glass, and card.

Files

2003.77.59_worth's amblyoscope 2.jpg
2003.77.59_worth's amblyoscope 7.jpg
2003.77.59_worth's amblyoscope 9.jpg

Collection

Citation

Claud Worth, “Worth's Amblyoscope,” Heritage, accessed December 19, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/158.