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July 1959

Le Diagnostic précoce du glaucome débutant.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1959;62(1):168. doi:10.1001/archopht.1959.04220010172028

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Part I of this monograph deals with the fundamental principles of physiology, embryology, and anatomy which are pertinent to the study of glaucoma. The principles of tonometry and tonography are discussed in the light of present knowledge, and methods of studying the visual function in patients with suspected early glaucoma are described.

In Part II of the monograph the authors describe their own clinical approach to the study of patients with various types of glaucoma, both primary and secondary. It is their belief that, for clinical purposes, virtually all glaucoma is the result of a deficiency in aqueous outflow. Ideally, the measure of the resistance to the outflow of aqueous humor would be the method of choice in the diagnosis of early glaucoma. Imperfections in tonographic methods for the measurement of outflow, however, prohibit its use to any great extent in clinical practice.

Tonometry remains, according to these authors, the

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