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The Glaucomas

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    The Glaucomas, 2nd ed. Ritch R, Shields MB, Krupin T. Pp 1783; £229. London: Mosby, 1996. ISBN 0-8016-77025.

    There have been major changes in the basic conception of glaucoma since the first edition seven years ago, particularly with the understanding that factors other than intraocular pressure are important. This has resulted in a new definition of glaucoma as “a characteristic optic neuropathy” and a proposed new classification of the glaucomas based on five stages of the disease process. This edition has grown by 17 chapters and there are now 1783 well illustrated pages contained in three volumes with 130 …

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