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September 1959

Glaucoma: Transactions of the Third Conference, Jan. 8, 9, and 10, 1959.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1959;62(3):539. doi:10.1001/archopht.1959.04220030195035

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The papers presented at the Third Conference on Glaucoma by this group of experts together with the complete discussions which ensued, follows the general pattern of the previous two conferences and is extremely valuable for all ophthalmologists who wish to keep abreast of the current thinking in this perplexing subject. This volume is especially practical, containing a chapter on tonography, by W. Morton Grant, and "Tonography in the Clinical Management of Glaucoma," by Winston Roberts. The other two chapters are largely theoretical: a discussion of the osmotic factors in the formation of aqueous humor, by Barany, leads to the conclusion that the osmotic forces between aqueous humor and plasma cannot account for the transport of water into the eye and are relatively unimportant. This leaves unanswered the question of what moves water into the eye across the ciliary epithelium. An interesting chapter, by Perkins, on consensual changes in intraocular pressure

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