Daily Archives: March 24, 2014

Amazing origins of cataract surgery 37

  Did you know that cataract removal surgery was documented in Sanskrit manuscripts as early as 5th century BC by the ancient Indian surgeon Shusruta. The first form of a cataract operation performed was known as “couching” which involved using a curved needle (ouch!) to forcefully push the cataractous lens away from the pupil, into […]

cataract surgery in ancient times