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In his address, upon assuming the Presidency of the Opthalmological 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."
Dr. Chisolm, chairman of the Section on Ophthalmology, in his address before the American Medical Association, May, 1884, says: "Very seldom does a specialist see a case of glaucoma diagnosed as such by the family physician."
Doubtless this truth is felt by everyone specially
JACKSON E. THE RECOGNITION OF GLAUCOMA BY THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER.. JAMA. 1884;III(17):456-458. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390660008001c