Turning a Blind Eye
Video Title: Turning a Blind Eye
Description: TURNING A BLIND EYE is a story about strabismus. There is no didactic surgery.
Rather we encounter a plethora of strabismic links with a lighthouse, medieval churches, kings and presidents, a Lancaster bomber, Bach and Handel, films stars and poisons.
A Victorian drawing room toy leads us to the evolution of a whole new ophthalmic profession – orthoptics.
The film explores the basic visual pathways involved in stereopsis, starting with an extraordinary instrument – the ophthalmotrope and the sequelae of their disturbance – namely the ocular deviation of the sufferer and its social unacceptability in the eye of the beholder.
TURNING A BLIND EYE is a story about strabismus. There is no didactic surgery.
Presenter/Interviewer:This film was generously passed on to the ESCRS by Hugh Williams DO FRCS FRCOphth Honorary Consultant Surgeon Moorfields Eye Hospital London
Video Category: Online Museum
Keywords: Tags: Strabismus
Video Duration: 00:00:00