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April 1968

Symposium on Glaucoma: Transactions of the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;79(4):504-505. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.03850040506025

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This symposium on glaucoma was held in early 1966 and covered a great deal of ground. The first of the book (186 pages) consists of formal presentations of selected topics by individual panelists. The second section (101 pages) is the proceedings of several informal round-table discussions in which the panelists responded to questions and discussed specific cases of glaucoma.

The topics covered in the first section were pathology of the outflow channels (Zimmerman), diagnosis (Pollack), the optic nerve (Kronfeld), steroids and glaucoma (Armaly), miotics (Shaffer), epinephrine (Becker), osmotic agents (Becker), and surgery (Haas). Zimmerman's chapter is a masterful combination of text and photomicrographs, undoubtedly the best presentation of this subject ever written. Armaly's work on steroids is extremely well presented with a very thorough logical development. In general, most of the topics are well covered and up to date.

Round-table discussions by a group of distinguished panelists frequently touch upon

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