Pugh orthoptoscope, London, England, 1948-1968

Display Location:
Science Museum, Making the Modern World Gallery
Made:
1948-1968 in London
maker:
Theodore Hamblin Limited

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Pugh orthoptoscope by Hamblin, London, English, 1948-1968, full view. Graduated matt black perspex background.
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Pugh orthoptoscope by Hamblin, London, English, 1948-1968. Detail view - eye and chin section. Graduated matt black
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Pugh orthoptoscope by Hamblin, London, English, 1948-1968

An orthoptoscope – sometimes called an amblyoscope – is used to measure the angle of a squint in the eye and to determine how well both eyes work together – a squint is where the eyes are not parallel. The Pugh orthoptoscope was devised by Mary Agnes Pugh (1900-72), who drew on her experience working at the Squint Department at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, from 1928 to 1948. As well as diagnosing squints, the Pugh orthoptoscope could also be used to treat them. This model was made by Theodore Hamblin Ltd, an optician and optical instrument maker.

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Category:
Ophthalmology
Object Number:
A626764
type:
orthoptoscope
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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