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June 1993

The Optic Nerve in Glaucoma

Author Affiliations

Madison, Wis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1993;111(6):742. doi:10.1001/archopht.1993.01090060028015

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Recent technology has greatly affected the treatment of glaucoma. New materials for setons, antimetabolite therapies, and laser sclerostomies are being actively investigated and hold promise for improving the care of glaucomatous eyes. Similar advances in the detection of glaucomatous damage and its inevitable progression are no less exciting. Much attention has been placed on psychophysical methods of functional loss measurement, including advanced computerized perimetry techniques and contrast-sensitivity measurements. The application of the new technology to the morphological changes caused by glaucoma has also been an active area of advancement. The Optic Nerve in Glaucoma addresses these advances and brings the reader up to date in this important area.

"... will provide the practicing generalist with all the background needed to follow future developments in this fast-improving field."

The preface of the text states that its purpose is to "provide the glaucoma specialist and general ophthalmologist alike a comprehensive overview of the

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