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Retrospectroscope: exploding glass eyes

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Injury to the eye often necessitates removal of the eye (enucleation). The development of the glass eye is discussed and the fact that hollow-glass eyes "exploded" spontaneously. Two explanations for glass-eye "explosions" were popular: (1) the glass became eroded by tissue fluids in the socket and (2) excess pressure produced the "explosion." The accounts presented provide the evidence.

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IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 2 )