Opthalmophantome

By on January 19, 2011

The Opthalmophantome, or eye phantom, is an antique surgical tool used to train ophthalmologists circa the 1900s. Pig eyes were placed in the eye sockets.

There isn’t much more information available on these ominous looking contraptions. They are extremely rare and seem to be held mostly in private collections. They pop up in auctions from time to time.


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