Diseased glass eyes

This is an exceedingly rare collection of diseased glass eyes.


Diseased glass eyes made of blown glass for teaching

Diseased glass eyes used for teaching at the San Francisco Eye Institute (Greens Eye Hospital – where the B.& L. of Greens refractor was developed).
This is an exceedingly rare collection.
Reportedly, they were brought around the Horn in 1870 from Austria. They are hand-blown glass.
They depict such diseases as corneal staphyloma, calcific degeneration, corectopia, corneal scar,pterygium,corneal ulcer, scleritis and so on.
Courtesy of the Don Komick collection.