Small Animal Ophthalmology: A Problem-Oriented Approach, Fourth Edition
Robert L. Peiffer, Jr., DVM, PhD, DAVCO
Simon M. Petersen-Jones, DVetMed, PhD, DVOphthal, DECVO, MRCVS

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Twenty years after the publication of the first edition, this text has seen a phenomenal advance of ophthalmic medicine. The contributors are all dedicated leaders in the field, each providing an important aspect of the subject. The author admits that there are some diseases that are not yet fully managed—glaucoma is still a problem, even with new drugs and current technologies using lasers and implants. Cataract surgery, modern lacrimostimulants, and retinal detachment repair still have a long way to go.

As with many books, this one begins by taking the reader through a description of the various disease processes and explaining their basic symptoms. Diagnostics follows, with excellent descriptions and photos of possible presentations. The chapter on therapeutics details a selection of ophthalmic drugs and treatments. Further chapters describe commonly-seen disorders of the various parts of the eye.

With 150 color photos of a wide variety of ophthalmic conditions, this book is a treasure. The quality of the photography is excellent. Also included are skillful drawings of surgeries. Each chapter is well-illustrated and followed by extensive lists of references. These features, along with the international ophthalmic formulary for quick reference to drugs/dosages, are a valuable resource.

There is a CD-ROM included with 40 case studies. The CD opens easily, the cases are easy to follow, and the reader may skip back and forth or take the cases in order.

Table of Contents:

  1. Clinical Basic Science
  2. Diagnostics
  3. Therapeutics
  4. Abnormal Appearance
  5. Visual Impairment
  6. Orbital and Ocular Pain
  7. Ocular Discharge

Appendix: Ophthalmic Formulary

This book is a must-have for the veterinary library. The information is up-to-date and educational.

Published by Elsevier/Saunders (2009).

8.5" x 5.5" format, paper cover, 318 pages.

ISBN: 978-0-7020-2861-8.


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Date Published: November 9, 2009

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