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February 1931

Das Glaukom. Handbuch der gesamten Augenheilkunde.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1931;5(2):320. doi:10.1001/archopht.1931.00820020172021

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This is a new edition of the treatise on glaucoma written by Schmidt-Rimpler, in 1908, for the second edition of the Graefe-Saemisch Handbuch. The author has constructed a complete study, with a bibliography from January, 1908, to January, 1930. The subdivision of glaucoma is the usual one. Under acute glaucoma the subjective symptoms are first described, in which are included the disturbances of the light and color senses, the objective symptoms and differential diagnosis; a description of its different forms follows. In glaucoma simplex the visual field and its variations are first described, then the excavation of the optic nerve head and the differential diagnosis. A chapter is devoted to hydrophthalmos, megalocornea and cutaneous and vascular changes in hydrophthalmos. Absolute and degenerative glaucoma and secondary glaucoma occupy the next two chapters. The remaining chapters deal with the etiology of glaucoma, intra-ocular pressure, the intra-ocular circulation, experimental glaucoma,

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