Wooden Cased Set of Opthalmic Instruments - Case
A series of photographs of a small wooden (probably pine) case with pressed brass hinges and catch. The case has an interior wooden slotted fitting to accommodate two steel instruments. Ayer's or "Vienna Pattern" Tarsal Cyst forceps is used together with double-ended spoon curette curetting eyelid cysts (Meibomian or Chalazion cysts). These instruments are used to define the cyst and locate it securely for excision. The steel ring also provides effective pressure haemostasis. It has central screw device to compress the arms of the forceps together in place to provide location and compression.
c. 20th century
Physical Object Item Type Metadata
16cm in length, 3.1cm in width, 2.7cm in depth.
Wood (Case), stainless steel (instruments)