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June 1962

Diagnosis and Therapy of the Glaucomas.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;67(6):836-837. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960020836024

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The authors, well known for their studies of glaucoma, present in this volume their concepts of the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of the various forms of this disease. They begin by giving a comprehensive classification in which the glaucomas are divided into the following types:

  1. The angle-closure glaucomas, which are subdivided into those which are and those which are not produced by pupillary block

  2. The open-angle glaucomas, further subdivided into those produced by resistance to outflow in and beyond the trabecular meshwork and those caused by hypersecretion or increased venous pressure

  3. A group of glaucomas in which both angle-closure and trabecular mechanisms may be contributory

  4. The congenital glaucomas in which some anomaly of the anterior segment is present at birth

Using this classification, they discuss the signs, symptoms, and treatment of each form in clear terms and point out the importance of accurate diagnosis.

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