Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology

Recognize, diagnose, and manage a wide range of common ocular conditions with Slatter’s Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 5th Edition. Covering small and large animals including birds and exotic species, this reference provides the latest, most practical information on structure and function of the eye, ocular development, pathology, examination and diagnosis, surgical procedures, ophthalmic pharmacology and therapeutics, and management of ocular emergencies. Nearly 1,000 color photos and illustrations accurately depict ocular conditions and demonstrate surgical techniques. Edited by noted veterinary ophthalmologists David J. Maggs, Paul E. Miller, and Ron Ofri, this reference is an essential aid to clinical decision-making, from differential diagnosis to medical and surgical management.

Hardbound, 520 Pages

Published: November 2012

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-2367-0


  • "The most recent edition of this renowned veterinary ophthmology textbook follows its predecessor's eyelids-to-orbit approach, focusing on ocular anatomy, detailed disease description, diagnosis and suggested treatments. The book comes in a hard cover for easier and long lasting handling of its 500 or so pages...In summary, this book provides a clinical approach of ocular conditions, diagnostic hints and treatment options that render it an indispensable tool for ophthalmological consultations. The clinical description is supported by good quality and self-explanatory drawings and pictures, which also give the book a veterinary ophthalmology atlas perspective. In my opinion, it is an invaluable tool for veterinary students, general practitioners and veterinary ophthalmologists, and represents good value for money."

    The Veterinary Record, July 2013


  • 1. Structure and Function of the Eye
    2. Development and Congenital Abnormalities
    3. Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
    4. General Pathology of the Eye
    5. Basic Diagnostic Techniques
    6. Eyelids
    7. Conjunctiva
    8. Third Eyelid
    9. Lacrimal System
    10. Cornea and Sclera
    11. Uvea
    12. The Glaucomas
    13. Lens
    14. Vitreous
    15. Retina
    16. Neuro-Ophthalmology
    17. Orbit
    18. Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Diseases
    19. Ocular Emergencies
    20. Ophthalmology of Exotic Pets
    A: Breed Predispositions to Eye Disorders
    B: Glossary of Ophthalmological Terms


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