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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

A Question

So your eyes are attached to a bundle or nerves hooked to your brain. That enables you to see. There are also a set of muscles attached to your eyes which enable you to move them around - up, down, left, right, ... All of this so far, we learned in elementary school. This we know. Those are also the reasons your eyes don't just pop out of your head, or maybe turn around backwards.

So my question is, how does someone with a glass eye keep it from just pointing off in some random direction, or maybe pointing straight down, or maybe even backwards?

8 comments:

Scottsdale Girl said...

Lots of Restasis. I actually have a friend with a glass eye (who rides a Harley!) One time his "eye" dried out and was pointed in an unnatural direction... freaked me out. But I said somehting and he used the drops and moved it back into place... that was surreal

curmudgeon said...

Ah. I see. (No pun intended.)
I was wondering how the hell one would keep it in place.

rachel said...

Wikipedia has everything.

curmudgeon said...

Gee whiz Rachel, I shoulda thought of that.
Oh well.

rachel said...

Actually, it was one of those things I'd kind of wondered about too. So now we both know...

Jean said...

Haven't checked Wiki... but, they must be weighted to stay in a certain position... or, not... still buzzed.

curmudgeon said...

rachel,
Weirdness too. Coral for a fake eye? I always thought they were glass. Or ceramic. Or something along those lines.

Jean,
You're typing quite well though. :)

rachel said...

I had heard about coral being used in other transplants. Might have been a knee thing, but I can't remember. I'll have to ask the guy who I think told me about it.