Catalogue Number: 546
Operators' manual for the (Clark's) autocollimating photokeratoscope
Sub-Category: Manual, for instruments etc
Author: CARNEY Leo G
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1974
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: Victorian College of optometry
Description Of Item: Black imitation leather, 85 pages, 15 figures including several photographs tipped in. Two copies: Copy 2: On the title page there is a hand-written inscription by Barry Clark dated 15 December 1998 ' This manual was prepared by Leo Carney in the mid-1970s. The instrument itself was in use up until about 1990. Its whereabouts now are not known'
Historical Significance: Barry Clark was a physicist with a Dip Mech Eng who did his MSc (1966) and PhD (1971) in the Victorian College of Optometry. He was the fourth person to obtain a PhD in the College. For his PhD he developed a whole cornea topographer, known as the the Autocollimating Photokeratoscope and he published about 15 papers on corneal topography. See Cat No 456 for his Festschift and more details of his career. Details of the photokeratoscope can be found in Clark BAJ Autocollimating photokeratoscope.J Opt Soc Am. 1972 Feb;62(2):169-76. Leo Carney graduated in optometry at the University of Melbourne in1967 and continued his studies to complete a MScOptom and a PhD at the University of Melbourne. He was appointed lecturer in 1976. He resigned in 1985 to take up an academic post at the Ohio State University, eventually returning to Australia to take the chair in optometry at the Queensland University of Technology. He used Barry Clark's photokeratoscope for his research. He is pictured here with both Barry Clark and the photokeratoscope.
Location: Archive room