Intraocular lenses for the eye, England, 1979

Made:
1979 in Hove
maker:
Rayner Intraocular Lenses Limited

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Intraocular lenses, 18, and an exhibition model, by Rayner Intraocular Lenses Ltd., Wilbury Villas, Hove, England, c.1979

Made from plastic, these tiny artificial lenses would be inserted into the eye to correct imperfect vision or after cataract surgery. A cataract causes the lens of the eye to become cloudy and can lead to blindness. Once removed, one of these new artificial lens could be implanted.

The lenses were made by Rayner Intraocular Lenses Ltd – ‘intraocular’ means ‘within the eye’.

Details

Category:
Surgery
Object Number:
1980-253
Measurements:
overall (7 lenses displayed on board): 3 mm x 141 mm x 91 mm, 0.026 kg
typical lens: 6 mm x 9 mm,
type:
intraocular lens
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • surgical implant
credit:
Rayner Intraocular Lenses Limited