Model of the Human Eyeball

Model of the Human Eyeball

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Description
Plastic model of a human eyeball enlarged approximately four times. The model shows sections of the eyeball cut away in layers to illustrate the internal structure. Different parts of the eyeball are numbered, but the index for this model was not included with the object.
The model was used by ophthamologist Dr. Patricia E. Bath (1942-2019), who developed and patented a device for treating cataracts. The device, known as the Laserphaco Probe, was patented in 1988 (see US Patent # 4,744,360 for an "Apparatus for ablating and removing cataract lenses").
The model was made in Germany by Marcus Sommer, SOMSO Werkstaetten, a family-run business that has been making anatomical models since 1876.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Anatomical Model
model, anatomical, eye
Date made
pre-1991
user
Patricia E. Bath, M.D.
maker
Somso
place made
Germany
Measurements
overall: 21.5 cm x 12 cm x 12 cm; 8 7/16 in x 4 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in
overall: 8 1/4 in x 4 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in; 20.955 cm x 12.065 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
2000.0038.01
accession number
2000.0038
catalog number
2000.0038.01
Credit Line
Patricia E. Bath, M.D.
subject
Anatomy
Education
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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