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Article
May 1955

Two Lectures on Biomicroscopy of the Eye.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1955;53(5):765-766. doi:10.1001/archopht.1955.00930010773035

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Abstract

The two lectures included in this booklet were delivered in 1933 before the Brazilian Ophthalmological Society and the University of São Paulo in Rio de Janiero and São Paulo, and at the University of Iowa on the occasion of the Symposium on "Problems in Physiology and Pathology of the Eye" in September, 1954.

The first lecture is entitled "An Introduction to Gonioscopy." The anatomical relationships of the angle are reviewed, and the author acquaints those of us who have not used his particular mirror contact glass with this simple device. Various clinical entities are then described, from aniridia to injuries and retained foreign bodies, in all of which the gonioscopic appearance of the angle is of great clinical value. Obviously, the section on glaucoma is the most important.

The second lecture is entitled "The Examination of the Vitreous and the Fundus with the Slitlamp." The author prefers the use of

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