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April 1992

Angle Closure Glaucoma: A Comprehensive Review of Primary and Secondary Angle Closure Glaucoma

Author Affiliations

Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(4):459-460. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080160037019

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Stanley Hyams succeeds admirably in presenting a broad overview of the many facets of angle closure glaucoma. The text is divided into 20 chapters, which discuss the following: classification and terminology, prevalence, basic mechanisms, biometry, gonioscopy, acute glaucoma, subacute and chronic angle closure glaucoma, plateau iris, malignant glaucoma, angle closure glaucoma due to pathology in the posterior segment and orbit, nanophthalmos, other forms of secondary angle closure glaucoma, iridocorneal endothelial syndrome, iridoschisis, angle closure glaucoma in various systemic diseases, angle closure glaucoma due to systemically administered drugs, fellow eye and the asymptomatic narrow angle, provocative tests, surgical and laser iridectomy with particular reference to their complications, and other therapeutic options. Virtually every chapter is a model of succinctness and lucidity.

"... succeeds admirably in presenting a broad overview of the many facets of angle closure glaucoma."

The major stylistic feature of the book is the incorporation of references, which generally

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