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March 31, 1956


JAMA. 1956;160(13):1181. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960480081025

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This symposium consists of formal papers and discussions that followed dealing essentially with the newer findings and researches on glaucoma and its relationship to past and established knowledge. In the light of recent research, we must revise our thinking and our perspective. We must begin with a revision of terminology and the detailed microscopic and extraordinarily complex anatomy of the anterior chamber and posterior segment of the eye, and the optic nerve. Drainage channels in the intrascleral connections, channels between Schlemm's canal, and the episcleral, aqueous, and ciliary veins and ciliary plexus are all worthy of a closer look. We also learn that the trabecular tissue at the chamber angle has a complex physiology of its own and probably plays an important part in the regulation of intraocular pressure. This symposium not only presents the state of our current knowledge but also points out the problems to be solved. The

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