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February 1971

So You Have Glaucoma

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;85(2):252-253. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.00990050254021

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With its counterpart on cataracts, this book shares the coincidence of title, the use of large type, and almost exactly the same size. With that the similarity ceases since this book on glaucoma is not built around questions and answers but rather around a more didactic exposition of the nature of glaucoma and its various manifestations. Unlike the book on cataracts, it does not limit itself to the common open-angle glaucoma, but includes congenital glaucoma, secondary glaucoma, and closed-angle glaucoma. One might question whether the title is appropriately addressed to individuals with congenital glaucoma rather than to their parents. Since many patients with the potential for angle-closure glaucoma do not realize that they are in a preglaucomatous state, the title may not speak to them either. Aside from these considerations, the book sets forth the medical facts necessary for an understanding of glaucoma and its varieties.

Many of the questions

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