Film: 4354

Medicine | 1960 | Sound | Colour


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Masked surgeon wearing operating spectacles, reducing intra-ocular pressure, instrument placed onto cornea. Bobergans lenticulus inserted into capsule, insertion of lens, stitching, piece of razor-blade broken off with tweezers, used to attempt incision in cornea. Strampelli lens held with tweezers, insertion of lens, stitching, holder for donor eye, sheet placed over eye, graft taken, eye with cataract, penetrating keratoplasty. Implant stitched into place, six weeks later, eye after healing. Patient, elderly man, smiles into camera.

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