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September 1970

Microsurgery in Glaucoma: Advances in Ophthalmology

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;84(3):405. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990040407030

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Contained in this volume are the papers and their discussions presented at the Second Symposium of the Ophthalmic Microsurgery Study Group held in June 1968, in Burgenstock, Switzerland.

Although this symposium emphasizes the use of microsurgery in the treatment of glaucoma, various other topics are covered including advances in instrumentation, characteristics of suture material, keratoplasty techniques, and other miscellaneous uses of microsurgery.

The section on glaucoma provides a fairly comprehensive coverage of the newer techniques of trabeculotomy, trabeculectomy, and sinusotomy, with interesting physiologic and histopathologic discussions relevant to these techniques. The use of the operating microscope in more conventional glaucoma surgery is also discussed.

This book can be recommended to anyone generally interested in microsurgery. For those specifically interested in glaucoma and in the newer microsurgical approaches to its treatment, this volume contains a significant amount of information not readily available elsewhere and is heartily recommended.

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