Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9781437723670, 9780323241960

Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology

5th Edition

Authors: David Maggs Paul Miller Ron Ofri
eBook ISBN: 9780323241960
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 9th November 2012
Page Count: 520

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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.

Key Features

  • Practical, clinically focused coverage provides a one-stop diagnostic guide to ophthalmic disease in small and large animals including birds and exotic pets.
  • Logical organization by anatomic region makes topics easy to locate.
  • Nearly 1,000 color images present illustrated, step-by-step procedures that guide you through the recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of ocular conditions you are most likely to encounter.
  • A team of three internationally respected veterinary ophthalmologists co-edit this reference to provide comprehensive, clinical expertise.
  • Useful tables and charts summarize important facts and show treatment instructions at a glance.
  • Clinical Tips boxes offer helpful practice advice.

Table of Contents

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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About the Authors

David Maggs

David J. Maggs, BVSc (hons), DACVO, is professor of comparative ophthalmology at University of California, Davis. He graduated from University of Melbourne before completing small animal and equine internships at Colorado State University and a research fellowship and comparative ophthalmology residency at University of Missouri. He is an editorial board member for Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, founding member of American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmology, and 2012 WVC Small Animal Continuing Educator of the year. His major interest is ocular surface disease, particularly feline herpesvirus.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Comparative Ophthalmology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis

Paul Miller

Dr. Miller is a Board-Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist and a Clinical Professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research and clinical interests focus on glaucoma in animals and, recently, he has worked extensively with non-human primate models of glaucoma.

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor of Comparative Ophthalmology, Department of Surgical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin

Ron Ofri

Dr. Ofri is a Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ECVO) and a former ECVO Executive Board member. In 2002-2005 he served as President of the European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Veterinary Ophthalmology, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel


"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