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September 1955


Author Affiliations

Mungeli, Bilaspur Dist., India.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1955;54(3):471-473. doi:10.1001/archopht.1955.00930020477024

To the Editor:  —Some time ago I met a traveler who told me of having seen some very interesting photographs of the operation of couching as it was performed in Tibet. I wrote to the photographer, Mr. Tse Ten Tashi, and received from him copies of the photographs, with some descriptive notes and information about the coucher and about himself. I asked and received permission from him to have them published with appropriate credit, as noted. They seem to me interesting enough to be shared.Although the operation of couching has practically disappeared in Western countries, there are still parts of the world where it will continue for many years. Couching of cataracts is going on all over India, even, I have been told, in cities like Bombay and Madras. It is possible that couchers do more operations than registered doctors. No statistics on this are available. General laws against

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