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August 1971

Becker-Shaffer's Diagnosis and Therapy of the Glaucomas

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;86(2):244. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.01000010246024

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This third edition of the Diagnosis and Therapy of the Glaucomas by Kolker and Hetherington is recommended to students and practitioners of ophthalmology.

The basic format and most of the content of the previous edition have been wisely maintained by the current authors. Significant editions to the text have been made only in areas that have been developed since the last revision in 1965, which attests to the initial attention to careful organization and detail made by Drs. Becker and Shaffer. There are, however, small changes in organization throughout the text that reveal the authors' critical review of the previous writers' viewpoint.

The clinical importance of disc and field changes have been stressed with the addition of fluorescein angiography studies of the disc as well as refinements of static and kinetic perimetry with the Goldmann perimeter. Cup-disc diameter ratios and the ocular effects of corticosteroids have received their deserved expansion.

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