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FAMILIAL GLAUCOMA: Report of a Pedigree

FAMILIAL GLAUCOMA: Report of a Pedigree Abstract THE RECOGNITION of the role played by hereditary factors in the etiology of glaucoma is not only of theoretical interest, but also of practical clinical importance. A carefully elicited genetic history often helps in the management of an established case of glaucoma. It also supplies important corroborative data toward the diagnosis of early glaucoma in a patient who has borderline intraocular tension. The genetic approach thus becomes a valuable aid in the detection of new cases of glaucoma. If treatment is started in an early stage of the disease, much can be done toward prevention of blindness from glaucoma. This is one of the aims of the recently organized Heredity Clinic of the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. With the aid of the New York State Commission for the Blind and other social agencies, it is hoped that other institutions may be stimulated to establish similar clinics, so that this case-finding References 1. Posner, A., and Schlossman, A.: Role of Inheritance in Glaucoma , Arch. Ophth. 41: 125-150 ( (Feb.) ) 1949.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

FAMILIAL GLAUCOMA: Report of a Pedigree

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1952 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-6339
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1952.01700030464006
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Abstract

Abstract THE RECOGNITION of the role played by hereditary factors in the etiology of glaucoma is not only of theoretical interest, but also of practical clinical importance. A carefully elicited genetic history often helps in the management of an established case of glaucoma. It also supplies important corroborative data toward the diagnosis of early glaucoma in a patient who has borderline intraocular tension. The genetic approach thus becomes a valuable aid in the detection of new cases of glaucoma. If treatment is started in an early stage of the disease, much can be done toward prevention of blindness from glaucoma. This is one of the aims of the recently organized Heredity Clinic of the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. With the aid of the New York State Commission for the Blind and other social agencies, it is hoped that other institutions may be stimulated to establish similar clinics, so that this case-finding References 1. Posner, A., and Schlossman, A.: Role of Inheritance in Glaucoma , Arch. Ophth. 41: 125-150 ( (Feb.) ) 1949.Crossref

Journal

A.M.A. Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1952

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