Amblyoscope, 1801-1900

Made:
1801-1900 in Unknown place
maker:
Unknown

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Amblyoscope, with separate prisms for each eye to look through

An amblyoscope is also known as an orthoptoscope. It measures the angle of a squint in the eye and determines how well both eyes work together. Squint is historically referred to by the term strabismus. It is a condition in which the eyes are not properly aligned with each other. It is most common in young children. The prisms within this instrument can be moved independently to assess the severity of the squint.

Details

Category:
Ophthalmology
Object Number:
A629095/1
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), complete, leather, velvet, wood (unidentified)
type:
amblyoscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optometry equipment
  • optometry instrument

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