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Article
December 1953

COMPARATIVE FEATURES OF PLASTIC AND/OR GLASS IN ARTIFICIAL-EYE CONSTRUCTION

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SAN FRANCISCO

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1953;50(6):737-744. doi:10.1001/archopht.1953.00920030748009
Abstract

SINCE the introduction of plastics into the field of surgical prosthesis, considerable interest has been manifested in the relative advantages of plastics as compared with other, more time-tested materials. This is true particularly in the realm of artificial-eye construction, where very little literature has been available on the nature of the various materials and techniques employed. Because of the lack of published information, the ophthalmologist is often at a disadvantage in advising the patient as to the type of eye prosthesis best suited to meet his individual requirements. The presentation of a standard of clear and comprehensive specifications is believed timely, therefore, in order to acquaint the ophthalmologist with the various types of artificial eyes available and to assist him in formulating his own standard of comparison as to their relative merits.

STANDARD OF COMPARISON AND REQUISITES  In order that a comprehensive comparison of the various features of artificial-eye restorations

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