Turning a Blind Eye

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Video Title: Turning a Blind Eye


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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.

Presenter/Interviewer:This film was generously passed on to the ESCRS by Hugh Williams DO FRCS FRCOphth Honorary Consultant Surgeon Moorfields Eye Hospital London


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2 thoughts on “Turning a Blind Eye”

  1. Dr hansa Thakkar says:

    Excellent teaching video!
    It will be very helpful to the post graduate students to understand the basic strabismus.
    I wish i will be able to visit that museum once.
    Thank you.

  2. Wilfrido Noble says:

    Great video!

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