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Cataract surgery performed before 800 B.C.
  1. P. N. Roy,
  2. K. S. Mehra and
  3. P. J. Deshpande


    The general belief that the technique of cataract extraction in India in the Sushruta period (800 B.C.) was couching is no longer tenable. A study of the original text suggests that the method was more closely allied to the extracapsular extraction of recent times.

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