'Specialist' halogen ophthalmoscope with charger unit, England, 1980

Made:
1980 in England
maker:
Keeler Instruments Limited
Specialist halogen ophthalmoscope with charger unit, by Keeler Instruments Ltd., England, 1980.
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"Specialist" halogen ophthalmoscope with charger unit, by Keeler Instruments Ltd., England, 1980

The ophthalmoscope was invented in 1851 by Herman von Helmholtz (1821-94). The instrument is used to view the retina and other internal structures of the eye. Early ophthalmoscopes used reflected sunlight from mirrors to view the inner eye. This more modern example uses a built-in halogen light bulb. It was made by Keeler Instruments Limited. It comes with a charger pack.

Details

Category:
Ophthalmology
Object Number:
1980-1095
Materials:
complete, metal and plastic (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (charger): 130 mm x 54 mm
overall (opthalmoscope): 240 mm x 38 mm .78kg
type:
ophthalmoscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • ophthalmic equipment
  • ophthalmic instrument
credit:
Keeler Instruments Limited