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February 1948

A Treatise on Gonioscopy.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1948;39(2):255-256. doi:10.1001/archopht.1948.00900020260014

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Abstract

This first book on gonioscopy written in the English language is a welcome addition to ophthalmic literature, especially since its author is the "father" of modern gonioscopy.

The subject is completely covered, beginning with chapters on the comparative anatomy of the angle of the anterior chamber in mammalia and the microscopic anatomy of the angle in man. The latter contains much new material on the relations of the insertion of the root of the iris to the shape and depth of the chamber. The basic chapters include also one on the comparative physiology of the angle. Ida Mann has contributed a valuable chapter on the development of the angle of the anterior chamber in the human eye.

After the basic chapters, Troncoso discusses the history and development of gonioscopy and the various instruments and technics, both past and present. The chapter on the normal angle introduces some important ideas in

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