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October 1975

Progress in Glaucoma, 1950-1975

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(10):947. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020745001

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The annual symposia of the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology have attracted a large and enthusiastic audience for the past 23 years. Their emphasis on application of newer discoveries to clinical practice has accounted in large part, for their popularity. The current volume, titled Symposium on Glaucoma (St. Louis, CV Mosby Co, 1975), continues and extends this tradition.

In addition to local faculty, the participants in the 1974 symposium on glaucoma included Douglas R. Anderson, Stephen M. Drance, Miles A. Galin, John R. Lynn, Steven M. Podos, Kenneth T. Richardson, Jr., and Robert N. Shaffer. Their subjects, collated by Oliver H. Dabezies, Jr., range from dynamic principles of membranes and membrane-controlled drug delivery (Richardson) to a comparison of trabeculotomy vs cyclocryosurgery in glaucoma (Lynn). Theories of Glaucomatous cupping are covered in depth (Anderson). Diagnostic techniques including gonioscopy (Shaffer), visual field testing (Lynn), diagnosis and treatment of angle-closure glaucoma (Galin), and

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