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Dr. Vecki has written a novel in which glaucoma is both the villain of the dramatis personae and the deus ex machina of a rather improbable and unbelievable plot.
Fault cannot be found with the descriptions of the early and late symptoms of glaucoma and the tragic consequences that may result from consulting optometrists and physicians who deal mostly with diseases of the ears, nose and throat and only occasionally with diseases of the eyes. Dr. Vecki's moral is so plainly stated that even the general reader should profit from perusing his tale; however, the necessity of sprinkling the pages of his book with the names of outstanding ophthalmologists and, in addition, supplying the surgeon who operated on his hero with the same name and the same home city as a well known American ophthalmologist is questionable.
Judged in its entirety, there is little to be said for either
Duggan WF. Threatening Shadows. Arch Ophthalmol. 1931;5(6):999–1000. doi:10.1001/archopht.1931.00820060167019
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