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This is the first of a proposed series of dialogues in ophthalmology. For this series, Dr Henkind has selected an unusual but interesting format. He interviews a panel of three experts, who were in this case, Drs Steven Podos, George Spaeth, and Daniel Wiess, all eminent glaucoma authorities. The recorded interview is made available both as a cassette recording and as a slightly edited printed transcript. The subscriber can thus listen, read, or (for a super-saturation effect) do both at the same time.
Such a format has obvious advantages and disadvantages. The idea of interviewing three experts together (with the editor often chiming in as a fourth expert) furnishes the listener with a diversity of ideas, highlights areas of disagreement, and provides a broad spectrum of subject coverage. The current dialogue discusses thoroughly the diagnosis and treatment of open-angle glaucoma. For the ophthalmologist who spends a great deal of time
Phelps C. Dialogues in Ophthalmology: I. Diagnosis and Management of Open-Angle Glaucoma. Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(3):547–548. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050303036