This book was a team effort, and I am indebted to the contributors to this monograph for giving so generously of their time and expertise. I am also grateful to the reviewers for this book, who, despite their anonymity, provided important peer review of this material. The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Clinical Education Staff provided skilled assistance for the first edition of this book, particularly Pearl C. Vapnek, managing editor of the Ophthalmology Monographs series. In developing the first edition, help and encouragement were afforded by the Ophthalmology Monographs Committee, including Drs. H.S. Eustis, A. Capone, W.W. Culbertson, J.C. Fleming, C.L. Karp, B.G. Haik, and M.A. Johnstone. Clinical Education Secretaries provided valuable guidance for the first and second editions, including Drs. T.A. Weingeist, M.A. Kass, T. Liesegang, and G.L. Skuta. Dr. Richard K. Parrish, II, the series editor, has provided important oversight for the monograph series, including the second edition of this book. I am especially thankful for the expert assistance of Mary E. Smith, MPH, RDMS, project manager for the book at the University of Tennessee. The team at Oxford University Press provided excellent publishing support for the second edition, including editorial assistant Nicholas C. Liu, production editor Brian Desmond, marketing manager John Hercel, and sales manager Marnie Vandenberg. I am especially indebted to Catharine Carlin, editor at Oxford University Press, for her support and encouragement throughout the development of the second edition of this book.

I am most grateful for the memory of my co-editor for the first edition of Glaucoma Medical Therapy, Dr. Robert C. Allen. Book coauthors usually have a unique bond, but our relationship surpassed even that closeness. I will miss Bob's advice, support, and friendship.

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