Quackery is the use of unproven or fraudulent medical practices, and still being practiced today! The first cataract surgery is believed to be in the 5th century and instruments have been found in Greece, Iran and Egypt. Cataract surgery as we know it where the cataract was removed was introduced in 1748.. The following ads are from the early 1900’s on curing blindness or weak eyes.
1901 black and white print ad for the Great “Actina,” an Electrical Pocket Battery which “removes Cataracts, Pterygiums, etc. Cures Granulated Lids. Restores Vision” from the New York & London Electric Assoc., 929 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO.
1902: We Restore Sight!
1903: Weak Eyes Treated Free
1903: I have given sight to the blind..
1904 Ad to cure Blindness: With his eyes almost blinded by cataracts and Optic nerve disease, Washington Van Horn, 1491 Perry St, Chicago has been rescued from a life of darkness by Dr. Madison, who famous method never fails. His eyes are now entirely well, made so by The Madison Absorption Method, which Cures at Home, cataracts, optical nerve disease and all causes of blindness..
1904: Perfect Eyesight should be enjoyed by every person on earth. There are thousands who are going blind with week, diseased eyes because they have not had them cured.
1905; Throw Away Your Glasses, you do not have to war them and out not to. You can see again iwth our own eyes as well as you used to by using Eyelin…