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Pathogenesis of Raised Intraocular Pressure in Chronic Simple Glaucoma

Nature volume 193, pages 694695 (17 February 1962) | Download Citation

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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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  1. Department of Anatomy, University of Toronto.

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

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