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This book contains carefully edited transcripts of two glaucoma symposia, one on open-angle glaucoma, the other on angle-closure glaucoma, sponsored in 1975 and 1976 by the National Society for the Prevention of Blindness. Case histories representing common problems in glaucoma diagnosis and management are discussed by panels of eminent glaucoma specialists. The moderators skillfully direct the discussion, defining areas of controversy and areas of concensus. The panelists were chosen to represent a balanced spectrum of sometimes diverse opinions.
The symposia are, first and foremost, educational. And, most importantly for the practitioner, they deal with practical, everyday problems. While reading this book, I found myself testing my own opinions against those of the experts. The process was stimulating and effective, an easy way to learn. The discussions of the experts are sometimes penetrating and seldom dull.
The problem-oriented format of this book complements nicely the traditional format of glaucoma textbooks. Traditional
Phelps CD. Discussions on Glaucoma: Proceedings of the 1975-76 Symposia on Open and Closed Angle Glaucoma, Sponsored by the National Society for the Prevention of Blindness. Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(5):919. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050511041