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February 1991

Glaucoma: Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium of the Northern Eye Institute, Manchester, UK, 14-16 July 1988

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(2):188-189. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080020034020

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This volume documents the proceedings of a symposium at the Northern United Kingdom Eye Institute held in July 1988. Twenty-four reports are presented, including 13 by authors from the United Kingdom, five from the United States, two from Italy, and one each from New Zealand, Sweden, Japan, and Canada. The reports are uniformly brief and specific. Extensive references are provided.

"... provides an introduction to many ... of the recent advances in glaucoma."

The preface states that the meeting was designed to "review the present state of knowledge of the topic ... reflect new developments ... and point to new directions for future research." Recent advances in glaucoma that have been published in the United States in 1988 and are not discussed in this book include apraclonidine, topical carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, and transscleral cyclophotocoagulation. These disappointing omissions reflect both the selection of material for a symposium in the United Kingdom and the rapidity with

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