Yikes! Eye Tools of Ages Past

A look into the past reveals some familiar fixtures of the ophthalmic practice.

Yikes! Eye Tools of Ages Past

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Ivory-handled ophthalmic surgical instruments ca. 1900

These surgical instruments may look like a far cry from the tools that ophthalmic surgeons use today to operate on the eye, but in reality their basic form and function is reflected in the scalpels and other instruments used today.

From the Abraham Pollen Archives, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. (Ryan Stevenson/ABC)

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