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May 1949


Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;41(5):656-657. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900040672021

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This book was commissioned by the Belgian Ophthalmological Society and is an excellent review of what is known of the filtration angle in the normal human subject and in the various forms of glaucoma. It is written in French, but contains an excellent bibliography of the world's literature. It is of interest to note that the majority of these references are to authors in this country.

The first chapter deals with the anatomy of the normal angle. In the next chapter, the importance of the canal of Schlemm is considered, and various theories on the outflow of aqueous are enumerated. There is a good section on the aqueous veins. Noticeable for its absence is any reference to the work of Friedenwald, who, it will be remembered, was the first investigator to find efferent arteries to the canal of Schlemm. Chapter 3 deals with the technic of gonioscopy and chapter 4

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