This practical guide to small animal ophthalmic emergencies is ideal for the non-specialist veterinarian. From a problem-oriented approach, it describes ocular emergencies and gives information for immediate palliative measures and long-term treatment. Clinical pathways, diagnostic flowcharts, bullet points, and easy-to-follow line diagrams provide instant access to the correct diagnosis and management of ocular emergencies. Tinted boxes highlight important issues, key information, and additional material on background pathogenesis and treatment rationale. The emphasis on differential diagnosis and treatment options, as well as recommendations on when to refer a case to a specialist, makes this book an essential consulting room reference for every veterinary practitioner.
Written at an appropriate level for the non-specialist veterinarian, making it a practical guide for managing small animal ophthalmic emergencies.
Provides instant access to the correct diagnosis and management of ocular emergencies with clear, easy-to-use diagnostic flowcharts.
Highlights key information and important issues in tinted boxes throughout the text, making clinical facts accessible to busy practitioners.
8.3 Lens capsule rupture and phacoanaphylactic uveitis
CHAPTER 9: RETINA AND VITREOUS
9.1 Retinal detachment
9.1.1 Examination of the animal with a retinal detachment
9.1.2 Treatment of retinal detachment secondary to hypertension
9.1.3 Treatment of retinal detachment in posterior uveitis
9.1.4 Treatment of idiopathic retinal detachment
9.2 Sudden acquired retinal degeneration (SARD)
CHAPTER 10: OPTIC NERVE
10.1 Optic neuritis
10.2 Central blindness
CHAPTER 11: CONCLUSIONS
Section 1: Diagnostic methods used in veterinary ophthalmology
Section 2: Ocular Dictionary
Section 3: Ocular Formulary
By David A. Williams, MA, VetMB, PhD, CertVOpthal, FRCVS, David A. Williams, MA, Vet MB, PhD, MRCVS, Veterinary Ophthalmology, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, England, UK and Kathy Barrie, DVM, DipACVO, Animal Eye Clinic, Sunshine Animal Hospital, FL, USA; Edited by Thomas Ffrangcon Evans, DVM, MRCVS, Lecturer in Ophthalmology, University of Edinburgh, UK