Eye caps

Spanish translation: copillas oculares

English term or phrase:Eye caps
Spanish translation:copillas oculares
Entered by: Cynthia Coan

14:48 Feb 25, 2013
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Medical - Cosmetics, Beauty / Embalming and related equipment/supplies
English term or phrase: Eye caps
I just completed an index to a 750-page Spanish-language book on the subject of embalming. A few leftover terms (originally compiled by a translator working the index to the English-language edition of the title) are still in English, but the publisher wants those terms translated into Spanish. One such term is "eye caps," defined as a small, plastic oval shaped device, larger than a contact lens, designed to hold eyelids shut and equipped for that purpose with tiny grippers on the surface which grasp the insides of the upper and lower eyelids. (See http://www.baris.net/bfh/embalm_quest.html for details, http://www.embalmers.com/eyecaps.html for an image.) In other words, I know what the item is in English; I just don't know the proper Spanish term. Any suggestions?

P.S.: I assume the target audience is going to be mainly Spanish-speaking professional embalmers.
Cynthia Coan
United States
Local time: 14:28
copillas oculares
Así las llaman aquí: http://qbanrum.tripod.com/famsa-1.html
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Mónica Algazi
Local time: 18:28
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3 +2copillas oculares
Mónica Algazi



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eye caps
copillas oculares

Así las llaman aquí: http://qbanrum.tripod.com/famsa-1.html

Mónica Algazi
Local time: 18:28
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 73
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Asker: Many thanks for your helpful reply. I have used your suggested term in the index.

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agree  Patricia Honrubia
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  -> Gracias, Patricia.

agree  Daltry Gárate: Correcto
1 hr
  -> Gracias, Daltry.
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