Eye diseases in morocco and nonsurgical traditional medicine

Samira Boutkhil, Chadia Sekkat, Abdelhamid Zaid and Abdellatif Bourass

Ophthalmic problems afflict a substantial segment of world population. These problems are generally managed with antibiotics and steroids, but prolonged use of these drugs may have potential side effects. The Ayurvedic system of medicine has described a number of medicinal plants useful in the treatment of ocular diseases and disorders. In the present survey, we report the different drugs, of vegetal, animal or mineral origin, used in traditional medicine, for treatment and prevention of eye diseases in Morocco.


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