May 1974

The Basic Aspects of the Glaucomas.

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New York


By Adnan H. Halasa, MS, MD. Price, $14.50. Pp 226. Charles C Thomas Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62717, 1972.

Arch Intern Med. 1974;133(5):879. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320170155042

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There have been a number of advances in the various fields of glaucoma in recent years. Halasa has incorporated these new changes into a total story of glaucoma in a short text. The volume is brief but all encompassing; it is divided into four large sections. One is devoted to the history and classification of glaucoma, a second to general principles of tonometry and tonography, a third to the primary glaucomas, and the fourth to the secondary glaucomas. In each of these sections, Halasa provides an overview of the problem.

He has managed to consider the importance of the cupped disc ratio in the suspicion and early detection of disease, the role of steroids as a genetic marker, particularly in the genetics of chronic simple glaucoma, and the use of fluorescein angiography as a tool for the study of the relationship of the intraocular pressure level, circulation in the optic

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