Loss of vision with age (leaflet)

Catalogue Number: 3180
Loss of vision with age (leaflet)
Category: Papers
Sub-Category: Brochure/pamphlet/leaflet (optometry)
Institution: National Vision Research Institute
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1993
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: National Vision Research Institute
Description Of Item: A4 size one page leaflet, colour printed, headed 'Loss of vision with age' showing three photographs of red laser beams traversing eye lenses of three different ages demonstrating the reduced transparency of the eye lens with age and increased diffusion of the beams
Historical Significance: This leaflet was produced on the initiative of Professor Robert Augusteyn making use of photographs taken in the course of investigations of the optical properties of the ageing eye lens by NVRI research associate Barbara Pierscionek in the early 1990s. It was prepared to promote the NVRI and was sold to optometrists as an aid to communicating to patients what happens to the eye lens with age, including cataract,
How Acquired: Donated by Robert Augusteyn, former Director of the NVRI
Date Acquired: Nov 2016
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 7

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