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April 1941

PRINCIPLES OF SUŚRUTIAN OCULAR THERAPY INTERPRETED IN THE LIGHT OF MODERN OPHTHALMIC SCIENCEWITH A BRIEF STUDY ON THE EVOLUTION OF OCULAR THERAPEUTICS FROM THE PREHISTORIC AGE UP TO THE MODERN PERIOD

Author Affiliations

SONPUR RAJ, ORISSA, INDIA
From the Suśruta Clinic.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1941;25(4):582-628. doi:10.1001/archopht.1941.00870100060007
Abstract

In this paper an attempt has been made to enumerate briefly the essential principles of Suśrutian ocular therapy and to interpret and evaluate them in the light of modern ophthalmic science. An attempt has also been made to trace, as far as the scope of the paper allows, the evolution of ocular therapeutics from the prehistoric age to the present time.

Ever since the prehistoric age when Suśruta1 systematically built ophthalmic surgery on a scientific basis, the medical world has witnessed manifold changes in the domain of ophthalmology. Thanks to the painstaking and learned researches of the world scientists of succeeding generations, numerous innovations in technic have been introduced and many therapeutic advances made. Paradoxic though it may appear, notwithstanding the investigations carried out from time to time by the medieval as well as the modern ophthalmologists, the essential principles of ocular therapy as taught and practiced by Suśruta

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