Ophthalmoscope

Made:
1880-1930 in Europe
maker:
Unknown
Ophthalmoloscope with bulb and battery handle, originally owned by Dr. Pringle (?), English (?) 1880-1930. Full view,

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Ophthalmoloscope with bulb and battery handle, originally owned by Dr. Pringle (?), English (?) 1880-1930. Full view,
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Ophthalmoscope with bulb and battery handle, originally owned by Dr. Pringle (?), English (?) 1880-1930

Physicians and specialised ophthalmologists use ophthalmoscopes to look into the eye. They examine the retina and the inside of the eye. A beam of light is directed into the eye from the bulb. The bulb is powered by a battery contained in the handle. The ophthalmologist looks through a single eyepiece. The ophthalmoscope has a rotating disc of lenses allowing the eye to be examined at different depths and magnifications. This example was owned by a Dr Pringle.

Details

Category:
Ophthalmology
Object Number:
A680748 Pt1
Materials:
brass, case, brass, case, leather, case, wood, glass and nickel (plated)
type:
ophthalmoscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • ophthalmic equipment
  • ophthalmic instrument