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Cataract surgery in ancient Egypt
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience, Clinical Neuroscience.
2014 (English)In: Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, ISSN 0886-3350, E-ISSN 1873-4502, Vol. 40, no 3, 485-489 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Ophthalmology was one of the most important specialties in Egyptian medicine, and more specialists are known in this field than in any other. This specialization seems, however, to have been of a purely noninvasive nature. Even though it has been claimed that cataract surgery was performed in pharaonic Egypt, careful analysis of the sources does not support the claim. No example of cataract surgery or of any other invasive ophthalmologic procedure can be found in the original sources.

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2014. Vol. 40, no 3, 485-489 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-88410DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2014.01.006ISI: 000333542800020OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-88410DiVA: diva2:715953
Available from: 2014-05-07 Created: 2014-05-05 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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