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January 1940

ROLE OF STATES OF ANXIETY IN THE PATHOGENESIS OF PRIMARY GLAUCOMA

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;23(1):76-90. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00860130088008
Abstract

It is the contention of this paper that the eyes of some patients with glaucoma register states of anxiety just as those of other persons with glaucoma record changes in weather, poor illumination, poorly balanced diets, cardiovascular disturbances, acute febrile diseases and sudden increase of blood pressure.

This contention is based on data obtained by the study of the emotional life of patients suffering from glaucoma and on the meager data found in the ophthalmologic literature. The significance of acknowledging the existence of a relation between the "psychic" and "organic" factors in glaucoma lies in the fact that it brings one a little nearer to the understanding of the pathogenesis of this condition.

The heads under which the subject will be treated in this paper are as follows:

Report of Cases

A Review of the Disturbances of Physiologic Processes Caused by States of Anxiety and Their Anatomic Substratum

Relation Between

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