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East and west see eye to eye – an elective report
  1. Vera Sistenich, medical student
  1. Keeble College, Oxford, vera.sistenich{at}


    A summary of personal experiences encountered as a medical student on elective at an eye hospital in China. It bears witness to the possibility of seamless combination of western and traditional Chinese medical practices in the field of ophthalmology. Included are also the acupuncture points used in the treatment of optic atrophy at this particular eye hospital.

    Address of eye hospital: Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, 54 South Xianlie Road, Guangzhou 510060, China.

    Period of elective: 5th January 2001 – 11th March 2001.

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