Ophthalmic surgery: a chapter in the history of Sino-Indian medical contacts1

  title={Ophthalmic surgery: a chapter in the history of Sino-Indian medical contacts1},
  author={Vijay Deshpande},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  pages={370 - 388}
  • V. Deshpande
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Medicine
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
Although in Chinese culture surgery has not usually been seen as a major part of medical practice, during the Sui (A.D. 581–618) and the Tang dynasties (A.D. 618–907) it showed a marked flowering in the field of ophthalmology. There are indications that it was closely related to Indian medical and surgical ideas which were transmitted to China. The evidence is found in historical records, popular literature and also in medical works and compilations. Interestingly, the origins of this… 
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