Ophthalmic Eye Care : Instruments For the Practice of Ophthalmology and Optometry
Object ID Number:
EH10369
Object Name:
Eye Cup
Manufacturer:
John Bull – USA
Date of Manufacture:
– 19th to 20th Century
Description / History:
Cobalt bule glass eye cup with box. The box reads: EVANS' EYE CUP, Directions, Pour into cup enough Elder Flower Lotion to half fill. Press cup to eye, tilt head backward, open eye. Repeat several times opening and closing eye. Use fresh portion of Eye Lotion for each application. During cold weather, cup should be dipped in hot water before using.

19th century doctors prescribed Elder Flower Lotion as an eye wash after eye surgery to sooth eye burning and pain.
Dimensions:
H–3 Dia–1.5 inches
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