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Veterinary Ophthalmology: Two Volume Set, 5th Edition

Veterinary Ophthalmology: Two Volume Set, 5th Edition

Kirk N. Gelatt (Editor), Brian C. Gilger (Editor), Thomas J. Kern (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-96040-0

Jun 2013, Wiley-Blackwell

2264 pages

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Veterinary Ophthalmology, Fifth Edition is a fully updated version of the gold-standard reference for diseases and treatment of the animal eye in veterinary medicine. With an internationally renowned list of contributing authors, the book has been revised and expanded to incorporate the most up-to-date research and information. New chapters cover ophthalmic genetics and DNA tests, microsurgery, photography, camelid ophthalmology, and rabbit ophthalmology, and existing chapters feature expanded coverage of noninvasive imaging techniques, feline ophthalmology, equine ophthalmology, and marine mammals and penguins.

The book retains its classic structure, with sections on basic vision sciences, the foundations of clinical ophthalmology, canine ophthalmology, and special ophthalmology, which encompasses specific coverage of most commonly treated species and chapters on neuro-ophthalmology and systemic diseases.  A companion website offers the images from the book available for download in PowerPoint and the references linked to CrossRef.  Veterinary Ophthalmology remains the most comprehensive resource for authoritative information on veterinary ophthalmology worldwide and is a key reference for anyone interested in veterinary or comparative ophthalmology.

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Volume 1

Contributors vii

Preface xi

About the Companion Website xiii

Edited by Kirk N. Gelatt

1 Ocular Embryology and Congenital Malformations 3
Cynthia S. Cook

2 Ophthalmic Anatomy 39
Don A. Samuelson

3 Physiology of the Eye 171
Glenwood G. Gum and Edward O. MacKay

4 Optics and Physiology of Vision 208
Ron Ofri

Edited by Brian C. Gilger

5 Ocular Immunology 273
Robert English and Brian C. Gilger

6 Clinical Microbiology and Parasitology 300
David Gould and Kostas Papasouliotis

7 Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Part 1 Drug Delivery and Pharmacokinetics 351
Alain Regnier

Part 2 Antibacterial Agents, Antifungal Agents, and Antiviral Agents 381
Alison Clode

Part 3 Anti-Inflammatory and Immunosuppressant Drugs 407
Amy Rankin

Part 4 Mydriatics/Cycloplegics, Anesthetics, and Tear Substitutes and Stimulators 423
Ian P. Herring

8 Veterinary Ophthalmic Pathology 435
Bruce H. Grahn and Robert L. Peiffer, Jr.

9 Ophthalmic Genetics and DNA Testing 524
Simon M. Petersen-Jones

10 Ophthalmic Examination and Diagnostics

Part 1 The Eye Examination and Diagnostic Procedures 533
Heidi J. Featherstone and Christine L. Heinrich

Part 2 Ocular Imaging 614
David Donaldson and Claudia Hartley

Part 3 Diagnostic Ultrasonography 669
Ursula M. Dietrich

Part 4 Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of Vision 684
Björn Ekesten

11 Fundamentals of Ophthalmic Microsurgery 703
David A. Wilkie

12 Ophthalmic Photography 729
Richard J. McMullen, Jr., Nicholas J. Millichamp, and Christopher G. Pirie

Edited by Kirk N. Gelatt

13 Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Orbit 793
Bernhard M. Spiess and Simon A. Pot

14 Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Eyelid 832
Frans C. Stades and Alexandra van der Woerdt

15 Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Nasolacrimal System 894
Bruce H. Grahn and Lynne S. Sandmeyer

16 Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Lacrimal Secretory System 912
Elizabeth A. Giuliano

17 Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Conjunctiva and Nictitating Membrane 945
Diane V.H. Hendrix

18 Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Cornea and Sclera 976
Eric C. Ledbetter and Brian C. Gilger

19 The Canine Glaucomas 1050
Caryn E. Plummer, Alain Regnier, and Kirk N. Gelatt

20 Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Anterior Uvea 1146
Diane V.H. Hendrix

21 Diseases of the Lens and Cataract Formation 1199
Michael G. Davidson and Susan R. Nelms

22 Surgery of the Lens 1234
David A. Wilkie and Carmen M.H. Colitz

23 Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Vitreous 1287
Michael H. Boevé and Frans C. Stades

24 Diseases of the Canine Ocular Fundus 1303
Kristina Narfström and Simon M. Petersen-Jones

25 Surgery of the Canine Posterior Segment 1393
Samuel J. Vainisi, Joseph C. Wolfer, and Allison R. Hoffman

26 Diseases of the Canine Optic Nerve 1432
Bianca C. Martins and Dennis E. Brooks

Edited by Thomas J. Kern

27 Feline Ophthalmology 1477
Jean Stiles

28 Equine Ophthalmology 1560
Brian C. Gilger

29 Food Animal Ophthalmology 1610
Jacqueline W. Pearce and Cecil P. Moore

30 Ophthalmology of New World Camelids 1675
Juliet R. Gionfriddo

31 Laboratory Animal Ophthalmology 1692
David L. Williams, with contribution by Glenwood G. Gum

32 The Rabbit 1725
David Williams

33 Exotic Animal Ophthalmology 1750
Thomas J. Kern and Carmen M.H. Colitz

34 Neuro-ophthalmology 1820
Aubrey A. Webb and Cheryl L. Cullen

35 Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disease

Part 1 The Dog 1897
Cheryl L. Cullen and Aubrey A. Webb

Part 2 The Cat 1978
Cheryl L. Cullen and Aubrey A. Webb

Part 3 The Horse 2037
Cheryl L. Cullen and Aubrey A. Webb

Part 4 Food Animals 2071
Cheryl L. Cullen and Aubrey A. Webb

Index 2102

“Just in case the numerous beautiful pictures and the list of references do not quench your thirst for eyes. A master piece!.”  (Vets Today, 1 October 2013)

“Veterinarians with a serious interest in ophthalmology, whether in practice, academia or research, should consider this book essential. It is without equal in its field.”  (Veterinary Record, 11 January 2014)

“This seminal reference is without peer in the field of veterinary ophthalmology.  While other books may be more appropriate as quick references for practicing veterinarians, this book will always be considered the gold standard in the field. The editors have done a superb job revising the previous edition. New and notable updates include chapters on immunology, genetics, examination techniques, imaging, microsurgery, photography, equine ophthalmology, and neuro-ophthalmology.”  (Doody’s, 20 September 2013)

  • Fully revised edition of the gold-standard reference on veterinary ophthalmology
  • Offers unparalleled coverage of diseases and treatment of the animal eye
  • Written by an international group of leading veterinary ophthalmologists
  • Updated and expanded to include recent advances in the field, with new chapters on ophthalmic genetics and DNA tests, microsurgery, photograph, camelid ophthalmology, and rabbit ophthalmology
  • Provides expanded coverage of noninvasive imaging techniques, feline ophthalmology, equine ophthalmology, and marine mammal ophthalmology
  • Includes access to a companion website with images available in PowerPoint and references linked to CrossRef at