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Artificial eye

a manufactured eye of glass, plastic, or other material, usually hemispherical or cup-shaped, worn cosmetically over a blind eye or in the socket of a lost eye and sometimes attached to muscles to provide movement.
Historical Examples

This may be done with such nicety that the stitch cannot be observed; and thus you have the artificial eye in true proportion.
Wanderings in South America Charles Waterton

The human eye could not see it, and no artificial eye that would catch electric waves had been invented.
The Story of Great Inventions Elmer Ellsworth Burns

This may be done with such nicety that the stitch cannot be observed, and thus you have the artificial eye in true proportion.
Practical Taxidermy Montagu Browne

The interval which must elapse before an artificial eye can be worn is considerably longer than after enucleation.
A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4) Various

Also ‘an artificial eye truly and dioptrically made as big as a tennis-ball.’
Sir Christopher Wren Lucy Phillimore


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