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The first South American Glaucoma Symposium was held at Bariloche, Argentina in March 1966. There were 22 South American participants, fourteen from Argentina, four from Brazil, two from Chile, and two from Uruguay. In addition, there were two distinguished European visitors, Professor Hans Goldmann of Bern, Switzerland who served as chairman and Professor Andre Lobstein of Strasbourg, France.
Fifteen scientific papers were presented covering a wide range of clinical subjects related to glaucoma. There were five papers on tonometry and tonography, three on perimetry, two on gonioscopy in congenital glaucoma, two on medical therapy, and three on glaucoma surgery. The papers were followed by intensive discussions in which the presence of Professor Goldmann counted heavily.
This symposium clearly demonstrates the presence in South America of several centers of active interest in the investigative aspects of glaucoma. The proceedings will be of great interest to all investigators in this field, and
Forbes M. Modern Problems in Ophthalmology: First South American Glaucoma Symposium:. Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;80(4):523. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.00980050525024