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Binocular Ophthalmoscope
1945

Made by "the father of modern retinal surgery"
Inventor Charles Schepens, M.D. put together this prototype for the binocular ophthalmoscope from scraps of metal he collected on the streets of London during the German blitz. The instrument made it possible for the first time to see the entire retina, including the periphery, in three dimensions. Schepens went on to become a successful surgeon, earning the moniker "father of modern retinal surgery."

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Charles Schepens (born 1912)
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· Charles L. Schepens, M.D.
· The Schepens Eye Research Institute

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