The Eye in History

by Frank Joseph Goes

The main idea of this book is to give the interested ophthalmologist, the general practitioner, and an enquiring layman, an insight in the historical development of the discoveries that relate to the eye. It describes the history of the anatomy and function of the human and animal eye and also highlights some of the important steps in the improvement of ocular surgery. It also describes refractive anomalies such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, accommodation, so on and how they can be corrected. It gives a review on the eye diseases of renowned politicians, emperors, entertainers, saints and artists; discussing how the eye disease influenced their work. The book is divided into ten sections namely descriptive, the history, biometry of the eye, varied eye, blindness, the art of painting and the eye, eye diseases, important steps by a single person in the improvement of the function of the eye, eye surgery and the future prospects.

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Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Goes Frank Joseph Goes Eye Centre, W.Klooslaan 6 B2050, Antwerp, Belgium
ISBN 9789350902745
Speciality Ophthalmology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11837
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2013
Pages 524
Book Type Professional


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