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April 1931

A NEW OPERATIVE PROCEDURE IN GLAUCOMA

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SAN FRANCISCO

Arch Ophthalmol. 1931;5(4):634-635. doi:10.1001/archopht.1931.00820040130009
Abstract

The present knowledge concerning the pathology and etiology of glaucoma simplex is still so uncertain that one's attack must remain as yet directed against its most prominent symptom, namely, the increased intra-ocular tension. Fortunately, when one is successful in reducing the increased tension, most of the cases show a marked and more or less permanent relief.

The condition that brought about the increased tension may continue and cause changes in the lens, uveal tract, optic nerve and retina and ultimately result in blindness in spite of reduction of the tension. Regardless of these failures the immediate danger is the increased intra-ocular tension, and present therapy concerns the best and safest means of its reduction and control.

It is my practice to resort to operation if the continued and reasonable use of miotics fails to keep the tension within normal limits and the visual fields in check.

The usual

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