An Analytical Investigation of Causes and methods of Eye Neoplasm treatment in Islamic civilization

Document Type: Original Article


1 Ph.D. Student of Islamic History, Department of History, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

2 Ph.D. Assistant Professor of History, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

3 Ph.D. Professor of History Department, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran


Eye and its treatments and surgeries used to be taken as a profession in old Islamic civilization and ophthalmology, just as surgery, used to be a completely independent branch of medicine. A glance on numerous works authored about the eye and its treatments during Islamic time illustrates the fact that Islamic physicians knew most of eye diseases, and have  posed some theories about the eye and its diseases in theirs books.The present study tries to scrutinize on Muslim physicians ideas about Eye Neoplasm and its causes and treatment and to compare them with modern medicine. This is a descriptive-analytic library study and attempts to illuminate opinions of Muslim physicians about Eye Neoplasm and their suggested treatments. The results showed theories of Eye Neoplasm posed by Muslims and also their suggested treatments were of totally scientific bases and accord modern medicine sources and methods.