Now in a two-volume Fourth Edition, this internationally acclaimed "gold standard" is the leading text in veterinary ophthalmology. The book offers unparalleled coverage of disease and treatment of the animal eye, including both medical and surgical management of ophthalmic problems in domestic, exotic and laboratory species. For anyone with a special interest in veterinary or comparative ophthalmology, Veterinary Ophthalmology is an essential reference and a key addition to any specialist library. With a host of international authors and full color illustrations throughout, the new edition carries on the tradition of excellence established in earlier editions. Highlights of the Fourth Edition include new discussions of noninvasive imaging technology, gene and gene-mutation DNA tests for inherited retinal degenerations, and expanded chapters on equine and feline ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, and ophthalmic manifestations of systemic disease. Chapters on ophthalmic pathology, canine eyelid disease and surgery, canine glaucoma, lens and cataract surgery, and canine vitreoretinal surgery have also been significantly revised by new authors.
Table of Contents
Section I: Basic Vision Sciences. Chapter 1: Ocular Embryology and Congenital Malformations. Chapter 2: Ophthalmic Anatomy. Chapter 3: Physiology of the Eye. Chapter 4: Physiology of Vision and Optics. Section II: Foundations of Clinical Ophthalmology. Chapter 5: Immunology and the Eye. Chapter 6: Microbiology and the Eye. Chapter 7: Clinical Ophthalmic Pharmacology and Therapeutics:. Part 1: Drug delivery. Part 2: Antimicrobials, anti-inflammatory agents, and anti-glaucoma drugs. Part 3: Mydriatics/cycloplegics; anesthetics, tear substitutes and stimulators; intraocular irrigating fluids; disinfectants; viscoelastics; fibrinolytics and antifibrinolytics; antifibrotic agents; tissue adhesives; and antiproteinase agents. Chapter 8: Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmic Pathology. Chapter 9: Ophthalmic Examination and Diagnostics. Section 1: Eye Examination and Diagnostic Procedures. Section 2: Ocular Imaging. Section 3: Diagnostic Ultrasonography. Section 4: Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of Vision. Section III: Canine Ophthalmology. Chapter 10: Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Orbit. Chapter 11: Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Eyelid. Chapter 12: Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Nasolacrimal System. Chapter 13: Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Lacrimal Secretory System. Chapter 14: Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Conjunctiva and Nictitans. Chapter 15: Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Cornea and Sclera. Chapter 16: The Canine Glaucomas. Chapter 17: Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Anterior Uvea. Chapter 18: Diseases of the Canine Lens and Cataract Formation. Chapter 19: Surgery of the Canine Lens. Chapter 20: Diseases and Surgery of the Canine Vitreous. Chapter 21: Diseases of the Canine Ocular Fundus. Chapter 22: Surgery of the Canine Posterior Segment. Chapter 23: Diseases of the Canine Optic Nerve. Section IV: Special Ophthalmology. Chapter 24: Feline Ophthalmology. Chapter 25: Equine Ophthalmology. Chapter 26: Food Animal Ophthalmology. Chapter 27: Laboratory Animal Ophthalmology. Chapter 28: Exotic Animal Ophthalmology. Chapter 29: Comparative Neuro-ophthalmology. Chapter 30: Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Diseases
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.