Ophthalmic chapters of Serefeddin Sabuncuoglu's illustrated surgical book (Cerrahiyyetu'l Haniyye) in the 15th century

Oguz H.

ANNALS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.38, no.1, pp.49-52, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1385/ao:38:1:49
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-52


Serefeddin Sabuncuoglu wrote Cerrahiyyetu'l Haniyye (Imperial Surgery) in 1465. It was the first illustrated surgical textbook in the Turkish-Islamic medical literature. Only three handwritten copies exist. Cerrahiyyetu'l Haniyye consists of three chapters (412 pp.) covering a wide range of surgical specialties, including medical and surgical management of such ophthalmic diseases as chalazion, symblepharon, lymphangiectasia, pannus, proptosis, and hypopyon.