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Helmholtz' ophthalmometer

Synonyms

Helmholtz ophthalmoscope; Helmholts keratometer

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Instrument used to measure the curvature of the lens and other dimensions of the eye. Now replaced by Javal-Schiøtz ophthalmometer.

Description

Instrument used to measure the curvature of the lens and other dimensions of the eye. Now replaced by Javal-Schiøtz ophthalmometer.

Bibliography

Hermann von Helmholtz:
•  Beschreibung eines Augen-Spiegels zur Untersuchung der Netzhaut im lebenden Auge. 
   Berlin 1851

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