Ophthalmology for the Veterinary Practitioner, Second, Revised and Expanded Edition: 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Ophthalmology for the Veterinary Practitioner, Second, Revised and Expanded Edition

2nd Edition

By C. Stades, Milton Wyman, Michael H. Boeve, Willy Neumann, Bernhard Spiess


272 pages | 321 Color Illus.

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pub: 2007-02-20
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This fine reference volume has been completely revised and extended to provide veterinarians in practice with a complete guide to the diagnosis and treatment of all important eye diseases. It includes coverage of the most common ophthalmic disorders of dogs and cats, as well as horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits and birds. It provides practical tips for diagnosis without specialised experience or specific instruments. As a guide to differential diagnosis rare signs are described to complete the range of possible ophthalmic disorders. A special chapter dedicated to ophthalmic emergencies has also been included.

This book encourages and helps equip a practitioner to attempt treatment of veterinary ophthalmic cases, yet clearly shows the therapeutic limits faced by the non-specialist. It describes preliminary measures that can be taken before referral as well as potential professional errors.


This is a high quality reference that would be useful in general small animal practice. (3 stars)
–Carrie Breaux,  MVSc  (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine), Doody's Review Service

Table of Contents

Short Contents
1 Clinical diagnostics
2 Diagnostics and therapeutic possibilities
3 Emergencies
4 (Peri)orbita
5 Lachrymal apparatus
6 Eye lids
7 Conjunctiva Eyeball
8 Cornea and sclera
9 Intraocular pressure
10 Uvea
11 Lens and vitreous body
12 Fundus and optic nerve
13 Breed predisposition and inherited eye diseases

Subject Categories

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