Vol 121, No 1 (2016)
Original Article

Ocular anatomy in medieval arabic medicine. A review

Published 2016-06-03


  • Medieval Arabic Medicine,
  • Ocular Anatomy,
  • Galen,
  • Ophthalmology

How to Cite

Laios, K., Moschos, M. M., & George, A. (2016). Ocular anatomy in medieval arabic medicine. A review. Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology, 121(1), 105–111. Retrieved from https://oajournals.fupress.net/index.php/ijae/article/view/1574


In medieval Arabic medicine Ophthalmology had a central role. Ocular anatomy was described in many ophthalmological treatises of the physicians of the time. These physicians followed the doctrines of Galen according ocular anatomy, nevertheless their contribution to the history of ocular anatomy was the presentation of ocular anatomical sketches in their manuscripts for the fist time in medical history.