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March 1983

The Secondary Glaucomas

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(3):497. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040010497048

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This book includes prominent contributors who present a comprehensive, concise, and current review of secondary glaucomas. Five major sections relate glaucoma to developmental disorders, ocular diseases, systemic diseases and drugs, inflammation and trauma, and ocular surgery. Each chapter describes the clinical picture of each type of glaucoma with historical background, classification, and diagnostic approach. Each type of glaucoma is correlated with associated ocular and systemic factors, with emphasis on current theories of pathogenesis. The management of each condition with the rationale for therapy is well defined. The bibliography is extensive and up-to-date.

This book is a good reference for the practicing ophthalmologist, and organizes well a difficult area of glaucoma. Especially pertinent is the chapter on glaucomatous effects of many systemic and topical medications. All illustrations are black and white, but certain diseases would have been more clearly elucidated by color plates. Some gonioscopic and external photographs lack clarity and

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