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May 1980

Advances in Ophthalmology

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(5):937-938. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020030931034

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This volume contains three contributions. The first chapter is written by Dr H. Goldstein, who had been associated with the National Institutes of Health. It is concerned with the reported demography and causes of blindness throughout the world. This is a most valuable compilation of available data, comprising not only the well-known statistics of Great Britain that were published by Sorsby, but also the results of the short-lived model reporting area for blindness statistics in the United States. This is complemented by valuable figures on the incidence, prevalence, and causes of blindness in the entire world. The bibliography is as complete as can be hoped for.

The second contribution is written by Dr M. Zirm from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and deals with proteins in the aqueous humor. Dr Zirm gives an excellent review on previous results and reports his own findings using modern methods such as radial immunodiffusion,

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