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June 1987

Glaucoma

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(6):759. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060060045028

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Abstract

I enjoyed reading this two-volume text on glaucoma, and I believe most ophthalmologists interested in glaucoma would also enjoy it. The major strength of the book is also its major weakness, namely, separate chapters written by different individuals with little attempt to relate the different subjects to each other. Also, the sequencing of chapters often does not seem particularly appropriate; eg, in the first volume, chapters on the anatomy of the outflow pathway and optic nerve follow chapters on surgical technique, which in turn follow chapters on clinical examination of the angle and optic nerve. The chapter on medical therapy appears in the second volume. The last chapter of the first volume deals with the pathologic physiology of the secondary glaucomas, whereas the last section of the second volume discusses the diagnosis and therapy of the secondary glaucomas. Because the book does not offer the reader an integrated, comprehensive

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