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Title

von Graefe's Cataract Knife

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.

Creator

Albrecht von Graefe. Manufactured by J. Weiss & Son.

Date

c. 1906-1920s

Identifier

2003/167

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 13.3 cm

Materials

Metal

von Graefe's Cataract Knife

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 13.3 cm

Materials

Metal

Files

2003.167_graeffe's cataract knife 3.jpg
2003.167_graeffe's cataract knife.jpg

Collection

Citation

Albrecht von Graefe. Manufactured by J. Weiss & Son. , “von Graefe's Cataract Knife,” Heritage, accessed December 16, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/173.