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February 1981

Advances in Ophthalmology, vol 41

Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(2):347. doi:10.1001/archopht.1981.03930010349031

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This volume contains a chapter about congenital glaucoma by Dr S. Lalive d'Epinay from the University of Zurich. This contribution is in German and represents a superb summary of our knowledge on this subject. The evaluation is based on a series of light and electron microscopic examinations of the developing chamber angle. Trabeculectomy biopsy specimens were available from 19 eyes with primary hydrophthalmos. In almost half, a Schlemm's canal was found. This usually represented a good prognostic sign. In addition, 13 biopsy specimens from secondary congenital glaucomas also were examined. These included patients with Sturge-Weber syndrome, Lowe's syndrome, mucopolysaccharidosis, etc.

A short contribution in German deals with the anesthesiology necessary to insert intraocular lenses.

The third contribution is a report by the Committee on Vision of the Assembly of Behavioral and Social Sciences of the National Research Council. This report describes the recommended standard procedures for the clinical measurement and

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