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Pathogenesis of Raised Intraocular Pressure in Chronic Simple Glaucoma

Naturevolume 193pages694695 (1962) | Download Citation



RECENTLY, a nodular dystrophy of the inner layers of the trabecular meshwork (pectinate ligament) has been described in a normotensive eye containing a small malignant melanoma. The dystrophy consisted of fusiform, annular and nodular expansions of individual trabecular fibres and it was suggested that an elevation of intraocular pressure could result from a progression of these changes throughout the meshwork1,2.

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    Speakman, J. S., Brit. J. Ophth. (in the press).

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    Speakman, J. S., Canad. Med. J., 84, 1066 (1961).

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    Garron, L. K., Trans. Fourth Conf. Josiah Macy Jr. Found., New York, edit. by Newell, F. W., 231 (1960).

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    Leeson, T. S., and Speakman, J. S., Acta Anat. (in the press).

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  1. Department of Anatomy, University of Toronto

    • T. S. LEESON
    •  & J. S. SPEAKMAN


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