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Spontaneous venous pulsations should be monitored during glaucoma therapy
  1. C F Parsa
  1. Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  1. Correspondence to: Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Maumenee 517, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287-9237, USA; cparsa{at}jhmi.edu

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