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December 1979

Symposium on Ocular Therapy

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(12):2401. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020020605028

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These are the transactions of the 11th Annual Symposium of the Drug Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, organized in cooperation with the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. This is the last time this symposium will appear in book form. From now on, the articles will be published in Ophthalmology.

The foreign guest for the 1977 symposium was Dr Stephen M. Drance, Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of British Columbia. His contribution is concerned with the use of miotics in the management of intraocular pressure. This subject was especially timely in 1977 because pilocarpine was introduced as an antiglaucomatous medication by Weber just 100 years before, in 1877. The second chapter, by Dr Irving H. Leopold, describes the changing scene in the drug therapy of glaucoma. This is a superb survey of the medical treatment of various types of glaucoma. Dr Thomas Zimmerman

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