Medical Definition of Glass eye

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Glass eye: 1. An artificial replacement for an eyeball. In other words, an artificial eye, a globe of glass or plastic colored so it looks like an eyeball.
2. By extension, a real eye that looks glassy and as lifeless as a poorly crafted glass eye,

The first glass eye was made in 1832 by the glassblower Ludwig Muller-Uri in Lauscha, Germany. Although artificial eyes can be manufactured from plastic today, no other material is said to be equal to a glass eye created from a special blend of Cryolite glass. See also: Ocular prosthesis.

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Reviewed on 12/21/2018

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