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June 1975

Symposium on Ocular Therapy, vol 7

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(6):470. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020484020

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Abstract

This volume represents the Seventh Annual Symposium on Ocular Therapy held in Dallas, September 1973, under the joint auspices of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. As stated in the preface, its mission is to present drug information that is "timely, brief, and practical" and simultaneously "new and useful." The results are a "mixed bag." Some of the chapters fulfill the criteria; others, useful though they are, consist of concise collations of old material. It is most difficult to fill a volume, published annually, with new therapeutic material.

Podos and Becker present a lucid discussion of prostaglandins as they relate to glaucoma and ocular inflammation. Because of the recent surge of interest in prostaglandins and their important effect on the eye, the publication of this chapter and the chapter by Sears on antiprostaglandin drugs is both timely and relevant. Another

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