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Essentials of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 2nd Edition

Kirk N. Gelatt (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-7817-8559-4
648 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Now in its second edition, Essentials of Veterinary Ophthalmology provides its readers with a practical introduction to the diagnosis and clinical management of the most frequently encountered eye diseases of domestic animals. Essentials of Veterinary Ophthalmology is distilled from the authoritative, two-volume, fourth edition of Veterinary Ophthalmology (Gelatt), drawing primarily on the clinically relevant sections to provide expert coverage in a more concise and quick-reference format – ideal for busy small animal or equine practitioners seeking rapid advice for a patient. The second edition includes more images, algorithms to speed the clinical problem-solving process, key points highlighted in bold, expanded appendices for convenient reference to therapeutic agents, recommended dosages, and possible side effects, and a brief glossary.

Practical and accessible, the second edition of Essentials of Veterinary Ophthalmology is filled with reader-friendly features to provide veterinary students and practitioners with an indispensable resource for the fundamentals of clinical veterinary ophthalmology.


  • Focuses on the most common eye diseases of small animals and horses
  • Provides expert coverage in a concise, quick-reference format
  • New edition includes more images, algorithms, key points in bold, expanded appendices and glossary
  • Based on the two-volume definitive reference Veterinary Ophthalmology, 4th Edition (Gelatt)
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Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Chapter 1: Ophthalmic Examination and Diagnostics.

Section 1: The Eye Examination and Diagnostic Procedures (Franck J. Ollivier, Caryn E. Plummer and Kathleen P. Barrie).

Section 2: Ocular Imaging (Maria E. Källberg).

Section 3: Diagnostic Ultrasonography (Ursula M. Dietrich).

Section 4: Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of Vision (Björn Ekesten).

Chapter 2: Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Orbit (Bernhard M. Spiess).

Chapter 3: Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Eyelid (Frans C. Stades and Kirk N. Gelatt).

Chapter 4: Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Tear and Nasolacrimal Systems.

Section 1: Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Nasolacrimal System (Bruce H. Grahn and Lynne S. Sandmeyer).

Section 2: Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Lacrimal Secretory System (Elizabeth A. Giuliano and Cecil P. Moore).

Chapter 5: Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Conjunctiva and Nictitating Membrane (Diane V.H. Hendrix).

Chapter 6: Diseases of the Canine Cornea and Sclera (Brian C. Gilger with special contributions by Franck J. Ollivier and Ellison Bentley).

Chapter 7: The Canine Glaucomas (Kirk N. Gelatt, Dennis E. Brooks and Maria E. Källberg).

Chapter 8: Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Anterior Uvea (Diane V.H. Hendrix).

Chapter 9: Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Lens.

Section 1: Diseases of the Canine Lens and Cataract Formation (Michael G. Davidson and Susan R. Nelms).

Section2: Surgery of the Canine Lens (David A. Wilkie and Carmen M.H. Colitz).

Chapter 10: Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Ocular Fundus.

Section 1: Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Vitreous (Michael H. Boevé and Frans C. Stades).

Section 2: Diseases of the Canine Ocular Fundus (Kristina Narfström and Simon Petersen-Jones).

Section 3: Surgery of the Canine Posterior Segment (Samuel J. Vainisi, Joseph C. Wolfer and Patricia J. Smith).

Section 4: Diseases of the Canine Optic Nerve (Dennis E. Brooks).

Chapter 11: Feline Ophthalmology (Jean Stiles and Wendy M. Townsend).

Chapter 12: Equine Ophthalmology (Dennis E. Brooks and Andrew G. Matthews).

Chapter 13: Food and Fiber-Producing Animal Ophthalmology (Wendy M. Townsend).

Chapter 14: Exotic Animal Ophthalmology (Thomas J. Kern and David L Williams).

Chapter 15: Comparative Neuro-Ophthalmology (Merav H. Shamir and Ron Ofri).

Chapter 16: Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disease (Cheryl L. Cullen and Aubrey A. Webb).

Section 1: The Dog.

Section 2: The Cat.

Section 3: The Horse.

Section 4: Food Animals.

Appendixes.

Glossary.

Index.

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Kirk N. Gelatt, VMD, Dipl ACVO, is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Ophthalmology in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. Dr Gelatt is past President of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and the American Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology. He has been awarded the Ralston Purina research award, Gaines-Cycle award, Bourgelatt international award from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, American Kennel Club Career achievement award, and Mark L. Morris Lifetime Achievement Award.
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  • Focuses on the most common eye diseases of small animals and horses


  • Provides expert coverage in a concise, quick-reference format


  • New edition includes more images, algorithms, key points in bold, expanded appendices and glossary


  • Based on the two-volume definitive reference Veterinary Ophthalmology, 4th Edition (Gelatt)

See More
“The second edition of Essentials of Veterinary Ophthalmology is an excellent resource for general practitioners and a convenient quick-reference textbook for veterinary ophthalmologists. The photographs clearly illustrate the diseases and techniques described. The drawings of surgical techniques in the book are superb.... This book will be useful to all veterinary practitioners, including practitioners who work with large animals and exotic animals.” - Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, December 2008

“The second edition... draws on clinical experience to provide a quick reference format, making it a fine pick for busy vets seeking a rapid consultation and diagnosis device. More images, a more convenient layout, and a reference to dosage, side effects and more make this reference more practical than ever.” - Midwest Book Review, November 2008

“Expert coverage in a concise and quick-reference format. This edition includes algorithms to speed the clinical problem-solving process…. A glossary at the conclusion of the book is particularly helpful for students trying to master the vocabulary of ophthalmology. This second edition represents an improvement over the first edition with the addition of new tables, new appendixes, and more photographs. The author had a daunting task to reduce the main textbook that is the 'blue bible' into a more digestible form for practitioners and students, and he has … succeeded in his goal.” - Doody's Book Reviews, October 2008

"Useful line diagrams, together with both black and white and colour photographs, are found throughout the book, the latter being essential for such a visual subject as ophthlalmology. This is a useful book." - Veterinary Record, December 2008

"Essentials does exactly what it says on the cover: provides essential, fundamental information in a concise and easy-to-follow format, with key points in bold type - and quite a few more images than in the first edition." - Veterinary Practice, June 2008 

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