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May 1968

Twentieth International Congress of Ophthalmology, Munich 1966, Glaucoma, Tutzing Symposium.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;79(5):649. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.03850040651027

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The Third International Symposium on Glaucoma was held at Tutzing Castle in Bavaria, Aug 5 through 10, 1966, in connection with the 20th International Congress of Ophthalmology. A distinguished group of laboratory and clinical investigators under the chairmanship of Professor Hans Goldmann dealt with the general theme of difficulties and errors in theoretical and practical work on glaucoma.

Thirteen papers were presented covering an unusually diverse range of material including such subjects as electron microscopy of the trabecular meshwork (Holmberg), pseudofacility and uveoscleral outflow routes (Barany), early visual-field defects in glaucoma (Aulhorn and Harms), and difficulties and complications of glaucoma surgery (Chandler). Befitting a symposium of this type with a limited group of participants, the presentations and discussions were generally conducted on a high-powered level. Technical and mathematical considerations were fully discussed and controversies were brought out into the open rather than politely side-stepped. Considerable attention was directed to recent

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