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Title

Jaeger's Iridectomy Knife

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.

Creator

Weiss & Son

Date

c. 1906-1930s

Identifier

2003/77.40.16

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 13.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Jaeger's Iridectomy Knife

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 13.5 cm

Materials

Metal

Files

2003.77.40.16_jaeger's iridectomy knife 6.jpg
2003.77.40.16_jaeger's iridectomy knife 7.jpg
2003.77.40.16_jaeger's iridectomy knife 9.jpg

Collection

Citation

Weiss & Son, “Jaeger's Iridectomy Knife,” Heritage, accessed December 16, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/186.