Notes on Veterinary Ophthalmology
Sheila M. Crispin, MA, VetMB, BSc, PhD, DVA, DVOphthal, DECVO, FRCVS

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This text represents the notes used to teach the theory of veterinary ophthalmology to veterinary students. The author presents an overview for those in general practice that have an interest in veterinary ophthalmology.

Basic instrumentation and diagnostic equipment is the first topic. More than just a shopping list, the author gives some basic parameters for the most efficient utilization of these tools.

Ophthalmic emergencies and trauma is next. This is a review of common ocular emergencies and how to respond to them. The photos are numerous and in color. One photo however, mentions the widely dilated pupils, but was so far away from the subject that you could not see the point to be illustrated. Perhaps it did not turn out as clear as it may have been in the original copy. Nevertheless, it should have been a close-up, instead a long-shot of the subject. Drawings accompanying the text and photos illustrate technique. Many of the cases illustrated are injuries.

General and canine ophthalmology are next, with discussion of the globe, the eyelid, the third eyelid, the nictitans gland, and related conditions. The use of drawings to illustrate suture lines and treatments is expanded in this section. The variety of conditions described and illustrated with color photos is impressive. A chapter on feline ophthalmology follows. Rabbits, farm animals (not including goats), and equine chapters finish out the list of species. A list of ophthalmic terminology is included, as well as a list of ophthalmic preparations. Also included is a list of basic principles of ocular and adnexal surgery, and a summary of cranial nerve innervation of the eye and adnexa.

The book was written and published in England, so some extrapolation of terminology, drugs, and dosages may be necessary for readers in other countries.

This is not a complete textbook, but the information is clear, concise, and presented well. In descending order, this book would be useful to the surgeon or clinician, the ER veterinarian, and the veterinary student.

Published by Blackwell Publishing (2005).

 Softcover, 371 pages, 6" x 9" format, 350 plus color photos.

ISBN: 9780632064168.


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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
 
* BSAVA SA Ophthalmology 2nd Ed.
 
* Equine Ophthalmology
 
Atlas of Feline Ophthalmology, 2nd Ed
 
BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Ophthalmology, 3rd Ed
 
BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Ophthalmology, 3rd Ed (VSPN)
 
Equine Ophthalmology, 2nd Ed.
 
Essentials Vet. Ophthalmology 2nd Ed.
 
You are hereNotes Vet. Ophthalmology
 
Ophthalmology Vet. Pract. 2nd Ed. Revised
 
SA Ophthalmology 4th Ed.
 
Self-Assessment Color Review: Small Animal Ophthalmology
 
Slatter’s Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 5th Ed (VSPN)
 
Slatter’s Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 5th Edition (VSPN)
 
* 5-Minute Consult Ophthalmology
 
* Fundamental Ophthalm. 3rd Ed.
 
* Handbook Ocular Emergencies
 
* Ocular Tumor Animal & Human
 
* SA Ophthalmic Surgery
 
* Vet. Ophthalmology Essentials
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: July 18, 2005

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