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This concise practical survey of the clinical aspects of glaucoma is a translation of the original German volume published in 1962. It is intended to serve as a short guide and supplement to Professor Leydhecker's more extensive treatise, "Glaukom, ein Handbuch." Ophthalmologists with a special interest in glaucoma will be pleased to have this summary of the opinions of an eminent authority available in English.
In general, the approach to the pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of the various types of glaucoma is much the same as that presented in recent American and British publications. There are, as expected, some differences of opinion regarding specific details, but not on fundamental issues. The seven minute tonography test of Leydhecker, a relatively simple modification of the conventional method of Grant, is perhaps the only unusual feature to be encountered.
This book is not sufficiently didactic or descriptive for the beginner. It is too
Forbes M. Glaucoma in Ophthalmic Practice.. Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;77(6):842-843. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980020844024