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June 2000

Half Empty or Half Full?

Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(6):861-862. doi:

In an editorial1 on our recent studies2,3 on the epidemiology of blindness from glaucoma and filtration surgery in glaucoma, Gaasterland concludes that because of the new generation of glaucoma medications, improved surgical techniques, and methodological limitations of the studies, "physicians should avoid the temptation to use the Olmsted County results when discussing present-day glaucoma management and outcomes with their patients." He concludes that "the results of present-day care are probably better than in these reports." We disagree:

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