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Ophthalmic Disease in Veterinary Medicine

1st Edition

By Charles L. Martin

CRC Press

512 pages | 767 Color Illus. | 93 B/W Illus.

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The softcover edition of this comprehensive, superbly illustrated textbook contains key updates to the text and references, reflecting the main developments in science and in practice since first publication. It is aimed squarely at veterinarians in practice and training interested in all types of ophthalmic diseases and disorders. Species coverage is mainly dog and cat with additional material on the horse and the cow.

Following an outline of the basic elements of ophthalmic science relevant to study and practice, the author provides a detailed description and discussion of each condition including etiology, clinical signs, diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy, plus a chapter on problem-oriented ophthalmology. Dr. Martin has filled an important gap in veterinary ophthalmic literature and has created a valuable resource, focusing throughout on the clinical needs of the practitioner and the student.


Fills an important niche…highly recommended.

American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Gloriously illustrated with superb colour diagrams and a huge number of clinical photographs…truly a masterpiece.

Canadian Association of Veterinary Ophthalmology

…Quality visual material with the advantage that the text and relevant photographs are alongside each other…easy to dip in and out of, readable and comprehensive.

The Veterinary Record

…covers veterinary ophthalmology very thoroughly…The explanations are excellent and the many illustrations are especially helpful in this field…Better covers a wider range of species than other books, many of which focus on small animals. (3 stars)

—Kate McGovern, BVetMed, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Doody's Review Service

Table of Contents

The Ophthalmic Examination and Anamnesis

Ophthalmic Pharmacology

Basic Ocular Pathology

Problem Based Management of Ocular Emergencies

Principles of Ophthalmic Surgery

Orbit and Globe


Conjunctiva and the Third Eyelid

The Lacrimal System

Cornea and Sclera

Anterior Uvea and Anterior Chamber



Vitreous and Retina

Presumed Inherited Ocular Disease

Appendix 1– Breed Dispositions to Eye Disease in Dogs

Appendix 2 – The Ocular and Adnexal Relationship to Medicine

Appendix 3 – Glossary

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal