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November 1955

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AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1955;54(5):793-794. doi:10.1001/archopht.1955.00930020799029

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Société Française d'Ophtalmologie.  —The 62d meeting of the Society was held in Paris, May 8 through 12, 1955. This was, as usual, a very international gathering and quite a few members from the Western Hemisphere attended: Berens, Dunnington, Daily, Samuels, and Tomassene, from the United States; Brault, from Canada; Pacheco-Luna, from Guatemala; Lech, Busacca, and Moura Brazil do Amaral, from Brazil, and Palomino Dena, from Mexico.This year the principal paper was on "The Aqueous and Its Physiology" by Marc Amsler, Florian Verrey, and Alfred Huber, of Zurich.The introduction states that the aqueous should not be considered merely as what fills the anterior chamber, but should be regarded as the interstitial fluid of the whole eye. The aqueous has three roles: regulation of intraocular pressure, metabolism, and reaction to various stresses.A brief historical sketch starts with the work of Leber, in 1873, and shows that the

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