A historical outline of Greek ophthalmology from the Hellenistic period up to the establishment of the first universities

Here we present the ‘Abstract‘ of the corresponding paper by Lascaratos J, Marketos S.

Abstract

The writers examine the course of Greek ophthalmology from the Hellenistic period to the foundation of the first universities (19th century). In particular, the study refers to Galen, Antyllus, the Byzantine doctors Oribasius, Aetius of Ameda, Paul of Aegina, Alexander of Tralles, Nonnus Theophanes, Theophilus Protospatharius, Michael Psellos, Meletius Monachus, Nemesius bishop of Emeses and John Actuarius. The practice of empirical ophthalmology during the Ottoman domination of Greece is also examined, as is the earliest available evidence of modern Greek ophthalmological knowledge, deriving from the Ionian Islands.

(Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3046864)

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