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JAMA Revisited
May 14, 2014

The Recognition of Glaucoma by the General Practitioner

JAMA. 2014;311(18):1925. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.279495

In his address, upon assuming the Presidency of the Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in October of last year, Jonathan Hutchinson said: “There is no one present who has not been pained over and over again by having to treat cases of glaucoma which were brought to him too late. In spite of all that has been done by specialists, and in spite of the fame which iridectomy cures have obtained, it is still the fact that a large proportion of the cases of acute glaucoma are unrecognized during the first fortnight by those under whose observation the patients come.”

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