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A History of Gonioscopy

Alward, Wallace L. M.*

Optometry & Vision Science:
doi: 10.1097/OPX.0b013e3181fc3718

The first view of the iridocorneal angle in a living human occurred accidentally in the late 1800s. Lenses were first used to see the angle in 1914, but practical gonioscopy would not come into existence for many years as the slitlamp and lenses that could be used at the slitlamp were developed. This article reviews the history of gonioscopy.

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Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa.

Received April 26, 2010; accepted August 11, 2010.

© 2011 American Academy of Optometry