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Illustrations courtesy of Mr Richard Keeler, Curator, Museum of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. Photos: Mark Thomas.
An ophthalmotrope is a mechanical model constructed to demonstrate the movements of the eye and the action of the different muscles which produce them.
The first ophthalmotrope (see fig) was made by Theodor Ruete in 1845 and it was he who gave it the name …
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