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This volume, based on the transactions of the first meeting of the American Glaucoma Society held in Iowa City, Iowa, from June 11 to 13, 1987, has three important goals. First, to share with the ophthalmic community current concepts of glaucoma as they relate to the pathophysiology and management of this group of disorders. Second, to document the historical nature of the inauguration of the American Glaucoma Society, a sorely needed forum for scientific exchange within the glaucoma community. Finally, the third goal is to honor the memory of Charles D. Phelps, MD, for his integral role as a preeminent teacher and researcher in the field of glaucoma. I am pleased to report that Perspectives in Glaucoma has succeeded in all respects.
In keeping with its historical and educational mission, the editors have carefully arranged Perspectives according to a natural chronology. The first sections succinctly and articulately address the
Allingham RR. Perspectives in Glaucoma: Transactions of the First Scientific Meeting of the American Glaucoma Society. Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(5):655–656. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070070041028
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