A detailed look at the process that goes into making a glass eye.
A small, highly skilled team at Moorfields Eye Hospital transform the lives of people who have lost their eyes to accidents and disease. Each year, they work with their clients to create around 1,400 customised, detailed prosthetics, many of which replace eyes.
Modern prosthetic eyes are far removed from the old misconceptions about ‘glass eyes’, combining modern materials, craftsmanship and artistry in an entirely unique way. In this film, ocularist David Carpenter talks us through the entire process of how a single prosthetic eye is made.
- Better save that. We’ll need it for the autopsy.
- Someone call the janitor — we’re going to need a mop.
- Accept this sacrifice, O Great Lord of Darkness!
- Spot! Spot! Come back with that! Bad dog!
- Wait a minute, if this is his spleen, then what’s that?
- Hand me that… uh… that uh… thingy.
- Oh no! I just lost my Rolex.
- Oops! Hey, has anyone ever survived 500 mg of this stuff before?
- Ya know, there’s big money in kidneys. Hell, the guy’s got two of ’em.
- Anyone see where I left that scalpel?
- I hope his family won’t miss him.
- And now we remove the subject’s brain and place it in the body of the ape.
- Damn! Page 47 of the manual is missing!
- Nurse, did this patient sign the organ donation card?