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Surgeons, anatomists of the eye from the Hellenistic to the Roman times

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First Author: G.Balanikas GREECE

Co Author(s):    N. Ziakas   V. Karampatakis   S. Maloutas   I. Papadopoulou   S. Diafas   P. Economides     

Abstract Details

Purpose:

Our aim is to indicate the impressive progress which was made during this period starting just after Hippocrates and reaching Galen includind many other pioneer physicians

Setting:

A' Ophthalmologic Clinic Aristotle University of Thessaloniki AHEPA Hospital

Methods:

We examine the sources from the ancient literature and the archaeological findings respectively

Results:

The progress of eye sugery and anatomy (cataract, chalazion, pterygium etc) is established from the study of the medicine of this period, Many instruments are basically similar in design as our contemporary

Conclusions:

Great phycicians as Galen were pioneers in surgery and our science, Ophthalmolgy, was a main subject in this medical progress.

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