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September 1976

Symposium on Glaucoma,

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(9):1644. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910040474044

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This small volume is a collection of papers presented at a glaucoma symposium at the Horatio Ferrer Eye Institute in March 1973. The volume is divided into three sections: the optic disc, medical treatment, and surgical treatment.

Although the authors of the papers are noted glaucoma authorities, coverage of the various topics is very uneven and often superficial. This is especially true in the sections dealing with medical and surgical treatment. Poor editing of what are obviously transcriptions of oral presentations adds to the reader's burden.

The book contains little in the way of new observations, and most of the original material has appeared in more complete form in major ophthalmology journals. The strongest part of the volume is its first chapter, a review of the history of recognition of glaucomatous cupping, by Dr Peter C. Kronfeld. He points out that almost all of the "new" observations of optic disc

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