The Cataract Eye Model is made of hard, durable plastic and measures 3 3/4 inches in diameter, mounted on a plastic base. Included are five interchangeable lenses that show various types of conditions including sub-capsular, capsular, mature, cortical, and nuclear. These lenses are 1 3/4 inches in diameter. The model is realistically colored and textured, and is designed primarily for patient education in cataract surgery.
Many patients find current explanations about cataracts difficult to follow and may be apprehensive about procedures or conditions they don't understand. This unique model of the human eye allows the doctor of technician to quickly and completely familiarize the patient with treatment procedures.
In addition to reassuring the patient, the model also provides the the opportunity to demonstrate the negative effect on the patients vision and the positive effect of the contemplated surgery on the patient. Quick and easy to use, this model will save the doctor or technician time when explaining this difficult concept.