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February 1931


Author Affiliations

From the Chicago Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1931;5(2):189-208. doi:10.1001/archopht.1931.00820020039003

It is not my purpose in this paper to offer a complete exposition of the pathology of glaucoma, but merely to present some practical examples, based on pathologic observations in glaucomatous eyes, together with deductions drawn from the comparative study of its special pathology with general pathology, of which it is only a part.

If the numerous opinions of different writers on glaucoma are reviewed, it will be found that each endeavors to demonstrate that glaucoma is produced by some special factor which he favors, and that all manifestations associated with the disease are made subservient to this favored cause. Thus, some writers invoke purely anatomic causes, as for instance, those who explain the pathology of glaucoma as associated with unusually small eyes, with special conformation of the anterior chamber and iridocorneal angle or with the changes that occur in the size of the lens as the result of

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