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Sushruta in 600 B.C. introduced extraocular expulsion of lens material.
Acta Ophthalmol. 2014 Mar; 92(2):194-7.AO

Abstract

It is generally accepted that Jacques Daviel introduced in the 18th century the extracapsular technique of extraction of the lens while the couching method of cataract operation had already been practiced since ancient times. Present study analyses the first known cataract surgery description in three translations into English from the original Sanskrit Sushruta textbook and all the available literature on the subject. We found evidences that some sort of extraocular expulsion of lens material through a limbal puncture (paracentesis) was described by the Indian surgeon. Nevertheless, this incision cannot be considered as a classic extracapsular procedure because it was not large enough to allow the extraction of the entire lens.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Ophthalmology, Poznan City Hospital, Poznań, PolandChair of Ophthalmology, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, PolandDepartment of Ophthalmology, 'Lozano Blesa' University Clinic Hospital, Zaragoza, Spain;Aragon Health Sciences Institute, Zaragoza, Spain.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Biography
Historical Article
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23464869

Citation

Grzybowski, Andrzej, and Francisco J. Ascaso. "Sushruta in 600 B.C. Introduced Extraocular Expulsion of Lens Material." Acta Ophthalmologica, vol. 92, no. 2, 2014, pp. 194-7.
Grzybowski A, Ascaso FJ. Sushruta in 600 B.C. introduced extraocular expulsion of lens material. Acta Ophthalmol. 2014;92(2):194-7.
Grzybowski, A., & Ascaso, F. J. (2014). Sushruta in 600 B.C. introduced extraocular expulsion of lens material. Acta Ophthalmologica, 92(2), 194-7. https://doi.org/10.1111/aos.12037
Grzybowski A, Ascaso FJ. Sushruta in 600 B.C. Introduced Extraocular Expulsion of Lens Material. Acta Ophthalmol. 2014;92(2):194-7. PubMed PMID: 23464869.
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