Management of childhood diseases during the Byzantine period: VI – ocular diseases

Here we present the ‘Abstract‘ of the corresponding paper by Ramoutsaki IA, Dimitriou H, Kalmanti M.

Abstract

Ocular manifestations were recognizable and are reported in the Byzantine medical treatises from the 4th to the 15th century AD. Herbal, mineral and chemical substances in the form of collyria were used by the Byzantine physicians for the treatment of ocular abnormalities and ophthalmic diseases of the childhood. Surgical intervention was not recommended at this age.

(Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12225563)

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