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November 2, 1957

Slit Lamp Gonioscopy

JAMA. 1957;165(9):1216. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980270126033

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Gonioscopy, the technique of examining the angle of the anterior chamber of the eye, has only recently become a standard method of procedure. The principal value of such a visualization lies in a study of the evaluation of the state of the angle in relation to the type of glaucoma present and the type of operation that is most likely to be effective. While not indispensable as a criterion of operative indication, it is nevertheless a valuable help in certain cases.

The authors have done an excellent service in presenting in comprehensive and intelligible form the anatomy of the anterior chamber and the drainage channels, the comparative anatomy and embryology of the angle, the technique of slit-lamp gonioscopy, and the gonioscopic findings in normal and diseased eyes. Included is a short history of gonioscopy and the various methods of examination, with preference expressed for the Goldmann lens, a modern slit-lamp,

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