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Following the example of Saul Sugar set almost four decades ago, the editors of this comprehensive text, The Glaucomas, use the plural to emphasize the diversity of clinical entities under the term glaucoma. Ninety-seven contributors offer their own extensive clinical and laboratory experiences in 74 generally excellent chapters, supported by a wealth of references and excellent illustrations. The distilled wisdom of the contributors' mentors, such as Chandler, Grant, Shaffer, Becker, and Sugar, permeates this pool of information. Many readers who knew or studied under these pioneers of modern glaucoma theory and therapy will feel comfortable with this presentation, which features many solid contributions from these teachers.
The expressed goal of these volumes is "to document comprehensively the knowledge that exists today" about glaucoma to "further our common goal of preventing blindness from glaucoma." That goal, bravely attempted and largely accomplished, makes this work valuable for any general ophthalmologist and almost
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