Controversies in the history of glaucoma: is it all a load of old Greek?

@article{Tsatsos2007ControversiesIT,
  title={Controversies in the history of glaucoma: is it all a load of old Greek?},
  author={Michael Tsatsos and David Broadway},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2007},
  volume={91 11},
  pages={1561-2}
}
Contemporary medical terminology frequently stems from ancient Greek origins. However, there is some controversy relating to the true derivation of the word ‘‘glaucoma’’. The disorder, now defined as glaucoma, was first documented by the Ancient Greeks in 400 BC. ‘‘Glaucosis’’ was first mentioned in Hippocratic writings as a blinding disease occurring most… CONTINUE READING