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July 1959

The Management of Infantile Glaucoma

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1959;62(1):35-54. doi:10.1001/archopht.1959.04220010039005

An invitation to give the Mark J. Schoenberg Memorial Lecture confers with it a great honor and at the same time a profound obligation. Dr. Schoenberg was a man of great foresight and imagination. He made numerous original contributions to ophthalmology but is best known for his work in glaucoma and the prevention of blindness. Because of Dr. Schoenberg's great interest in these two phases of ophthalmology, I have chosen "The Management of Infantile Glaucoma" as the topic for my lecture this evening.

Material for this presentation has been derived from experiences with infantile glaucoma over a period of nearly 13 years. During that time, I have had the opportunity of operating upon 176 eyes of 108 children. These patients have been sufficiently well studied and followed long enough to permit certain analyses and conclusions. No attempt will be made to review the iterature completely, because this was done recently