Ophthalmic Disease in Veterinary Medicine 2nd Edition

Ophthalmic Disease in Veterinary Medicine 2nd Edition, Featuring a new author team, this seminal book has been completely updated and significantly expanded.

Ophthalmic Disease in Veterinary Medicine 2nd Edition

Ophthalmic disease in veterinary medicine 2nd edition

Following an outline of the basic elements of ophthalmic science relevant to study and practice, the authors provide a detailed description and discussion of each condition including etiology, clinical signs, diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy, as well as a section dedicated to presumed inherited eye disorders. The focus throughout remains on the clinical needs of the practitioner and the student.

Beautifully illustrated in full color, the book is aimed at trainee and practicing veterinarians interested in all types of ophthalmic diseases and disorders. Although the focus is on small animals, there is additional material on the horse and the cow. For this edition, a diverse group of authors from many geographic regions of training and practice offer a breadth of clinical expertise.

When contemplating another edition of the text Ophthalmic Disease in Veterinary Medicine, my considerations were how to improve the book as well as updating the text. Updating the information is quite straightforward, while changing the format is more challenging and risky. Previous editions were essentially single authored, which has the advantage of more consistency between chapters in writing style and philosophy, but it also has the disadvantage of limiting the expression of clinical experience to a single author.

For this edition, we have chosen to increase the breadth of clinical expertise with a diverse group of authors from many geographic regions of training and practice and who have actively participated in student training and research in veterinary ophthalmology. They have also demonstrated not only great professional skills but a great deal of patience as the timeline for fruition of publication has been greatly extended from the original tar-get date. I would like to thank all the authors for their participation and thoroughness, and we hope that the readers will appreciate the expertise that this diversity has brought to the text.

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