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Article
February 1990

Glaucoma

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles, Calif

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(2):183-184. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070040035022

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Abstract

Glaucoma consists of contributions from an impressive list of experts from the United States, Canada, and Europe. As there exists a fundamental philosophical difference in the approach to glaucoma management in North America and Europe, this compilation of authors from both continents sets an interesting and refreshing tone. The book is not comprehensive; rather, it is a series of pertinent glaucoma-related topics presented in a very personal, and, sometimes, even biased style. There are 14 chapters that can be divided roughly as follows: 7 chapters on general topics, such as the outflow system, optic nerve, visual fields, medical treatment, pediatric glaucoma, and some secondary glaucomas; 4 chapters on topics relating to lasers; and 3 chapters on topics relating to filtration surgery.

Overall, the chapters are written in a clear and concise fashion, but inconsistencies in style and content are present. The introductory chapters on the outflow system and optic

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