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July 1959

Neuropathology of the Trabeculum in Open-Angle Glaucoma

Author Affiliations

Ann Arbor, Mich.
From the Department of Ophthalmic Surgery and the Laboratory of Neuropathology of the Uni versity of Michigan Medical Center.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1959;62(1):99-111. doi:10.1001/archopht.1959.04220010103012
Abstract

This paper demonstrates the neuropathology of the trabeculum in both eyes of a case of "primary" open-angle glaucoma. For this study it was not only necessary to obtain the eyes of a clinically well-studied case of open-angle glaucoma that had had no surgery, I also needed the combination of a great amount of luck and some experience to get a complete and uniform stain of the delicate nerve fibers in the trabeculum of the anterior chamber.

Clinical History  A 78-year-old white man died on June 13, 1956, at this University Hospital with the diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the rectum. He first came to this eye clinic on July 22, 1944, and was seen and followed as a patient of Dr. Harold F. Falls. At the first examination, his intraocular pressure was found to be O. D., 35 and O. S., 40 mm. Hg Schiøtz and his vision was O. D.,

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