Couching for cataract and Sino-Indian Medical Exchange from the Sixth to the Twelfth Century AD

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-190
Journal / PublicationClinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005


This paper investigates the processes of interpretation and integration of the Indian ophthalmic technique known as 'couching for cataract' into Chinese medicine from the sixth to the twelfth century AD. The Indian medical knowledge of this procedure was eventually accepted because it could be reconstructed following Chinese medical concepts.

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  • Chinese medicine, Couching for cataract, Jin pi shu, Ophthalmology