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July 1979

Glaucoma: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(7):1372. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020020096026

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Abstract

For the reader, this book offers a smorgasbord of glaucoma delicacies. It provides something to please every palate. Some dishes are outstanding; others, alas, are poorly prepared.

Thirty-five contributors from eight countries have written chapters. The chapters are grouped into the following eight parts: conceptions; anatomy, physiology, and pathology; optic nerve damage; methods of examination; pharmacology; management; surgical technique; and classification and synthesis. Some chapters, such as the one by Hayreh on the pathogenesis of optic nerve damage, are exhaustive monographs. Others are only cursory summaries. Some are erudite; others, pedestrian. Some are aimed at the expert; others, at the beginner. Some, such as chapters on statistics, photography, and the lens, are unexpected but pleasant surprises in a glaucoma book.

I found the chapters by Graham on "Epidemiology of Chronic Glaucoma," Rohen on "The Chamber Angle," Aulhorn on "Visual Fields in Chronic Glaucoma," Greve on "Perimetry," Fankhauser on "Automated Perimetry,"

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