Eye bath

Production date
1939-1945

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Description
Eye bath. Eye baths are a means of applying a liquid medicine or a simple wash. Once the bowl of the glass was filled with a liquid, the patient would place the bath over the eye, tilt their head back and open and close the eye repeatedly in the liquid. The bowl is curved to fit the socket of the eye and avoid spillage and such treatment may have been needed for an infection or to remove an irritation.
Collection type
Objects
Media/materials
Associated person and role
British Red Cross Society. Buckinghamshire Branch
Catalogue number
552/14d

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