Catalogue Number: 2589
Hand held keratoscope
Sub-Category: Keratometer Ophthalmometer
Designer/inventor: Shi, M G & Wang, L
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c2006
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: China
Description Of Item: Hand held keratoscope to measure corneal astigmatism during ocular surgery. Black metal handle and body with brass screw knob to adjust cylinder power measurement. Glass lenses with target of concentric rings. Silver chapter ring engraved 'L=25mm' for 25mm working distance, black numbers indicating cylinder power in Dioptres and red gradations and figures for axis of astigmatism. Dimensions: 142mm L x 80mm W x 20mm H.
Historical Significance: Ref: Design of a quantitative keratoscope used for ocular microsurgery. Shi MG & Wang L, Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology 2006 Mar; 42(3):263-6, English abstract on PubMed.
How Acquired: Donated by David Cockburn, honorary life member of the College
Date Acquired: April 2015
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 6 Drawer 4