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Small Animal Ophthalmology: What's Your Diagnosis?

ISBN: 978-1-4051-5161-0
272 pages
May 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
Small Animal Ophthalmology: What
Small Animal Ophthalmology: What's Your Diagnosis? is one of the first books in an exciting new series that combines problem-based learning, case studies, and questions and answers. Designed specifically for veterinarians and students, the series aims to present material in a format to enhance critical thinking and understanding.

Adopting a case-based approach, chapters are built around common ophthalmic presentations and are directed by questions to test the reader's ability to interpret clinical history, ophthalmic photographs and diagnostic results in order to provide differential diagnoses, diagnostic plans and treatment options.

For veterinary students, this book is an ideal guide to how ophthalmology cases are handled in the clinical setting. For veterinary practitioners, it is an innovative and interesting way to increase their knowledge and skills in clinical ophthalmology.

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Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

List of Abbreviations.

Chapter 1 Abnormalities of Globe Size and Position.

Chapter 2 Eyelid Abnormalities.

Chapter 3 Abnormalities of the Third Eyelid.

Chapter 4 Ocular Discharge.

Chapter 5 The Painful Eye.

Chapter 6 The Red Eye.

Chapter 7 The Opaque Eye.

Chapter 8 Corneal Opacities.

Chapter 9 Abnormalities of the Iris.

Chapter 10 The Abnormal Pupil.

Chapter 11 The Blind Eye.

Chapter 12 Ocular Trauma.

Appendix 1 Practical Tips for An Ophthalmic Examination.

Appendix 2 Further Reading.

Glossary.

Index.

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Heidi Featherstone obtained her veterinary degree at the Royal Veterinary College in 1991 and completed a residency in veterinary ophthalmology at the Animal Health Trust. She became a Diplomate of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2001 and a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2005. Heidi works in a team of ophthalmologists at a multi-specialty hospital in West Midlands, UK.

Elaine Holt obtained her veterinary degree at the University of Illinois and completed a residency in veterinary ophthalmology at the University of California Davis. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2001 and a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2006. She was a lecturer at the school of veterinary medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and then at the Royal Veterinary College before joining the North Downs Specialist Referrals, a multi-specialty hospital in Surrey, UK.

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  • One of the first books in an exciting new series that combines problem-based learning, case studies, and questions and answers;

  • Adopts a case-based approach with questions to test the reader’s ability to interpret clinical history, ophthalmic photographs and diagnostic results;

  • An ideal guide to how ophthalmology cases are handled in the clinical setting and provides an innovative and interesting way to increase their knowledge and skills in clinical ophthalmology;

  • Full colour throughout to aid guidance and instruction.
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“The main strengths of this book are its user-friendly nature and the extensive photo-documentation and comprehensive narrative provided for each case study, which also makes it unique among veterinary ophthaimology textbooks.”  (Veterinary Times, 25 June 2012)

“This small, fresh ophthalmology handbook is a new addition to the What’s your Diagnosis? book series, published by Wiley-Blackwell … It is altogether thoughtfully done and wholly relevant to all those practicing in the UK and further afield.”  (Journal of Small Animal Practice, 1 November 2012)

“It is altogether thoughtfully done and wholly relevant to all those practicing in the UK and further afield.”  (Journal of Small Animal Medicine, 2012) "Basic information on common and uncommon eye conditions enables clinicians to develop appropriate diagnostic and treatment plans and step-by-step photos make this a top technical recommendation suitable for any clinic or vet's collection!." (The Midwest Book Review, 1 November 2011)  

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