Ophthalmic Spatula


Ramon Castroviejo (1905-1987) was an ophthalmologist from Spain who attended medical school at the University of Madrid and spent most of his career in New York City, and who developed techniques for transplanting corneal tissue from people who had recently died into damaged eyes of living patients. The Storz instrument firm made several instruments to his designs.

Ref: “Ramon Castroviejo, 82, Developer of Cornea Transplant Procedures,” New York Times (Jan. 5, 1987), p. B4.

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Subject: Ophthalmology


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Credit Line: Storz Instrument Company, thru Dr. Ramon Castroviejo

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1982.0048.014Accession Number: 1982.0048Catalog Number: 1982.0048.014

Object Name: spatulaspatula, ophthalmicsurgical instrumentOther Terms: Surgery

Measurements: spatula: 3/16 in x 1 in x 5 3/8 in; .47625 cm x 2.54 cm x 13.6525 cmbox: 7/8 in x 1 1/16 in x 8 3/16 in; 2.2225 cm x 2.69875 cm x 20.79625 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-6804-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_727152

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