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May 1987

A Survey of Books of the Last Decade Relating to Glaucoma

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(5):623-624. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060050041031

This summary will cover the glaucoma books that have appeared in the last ten years, or at least the ones of which I am aware.

A decade ago there were two current standard textbooks on glaucoma: the one by Becker and Shaffer (later editions revised by Kolker and Hetherington) and the one by Chandler and Grant (the last edition revised by Epstein). The two differed in style, and one needed to read both. The Becker-Shaffer book provided facts, figures, charts, and graphs, and the reader could judge whether or not he or she drew the same implications from the data when the authors applied them to clinical decisions. The book by Chandler and Grant, notably lacking in illustrations and references to the literature, was exceptionally practical and easy to read, offering the opportunity to gain wisdom from the experienced and astute authors. Subsequent revisions by junior associates (who have, meanwhile,