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Handbook of Veterinary Ocular Emergencies

Butterworth-Heinemann Title
ISBN: 9780750635608

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Handbook of Veterinary Ocular Emergencies

By David A. Williams, MA, VetMB, PhD, CertVOpthal, FRCVS and Kathy Barrie, DVM, DipACVO; Edited by Thomas Ffrangcon Evans, DVM, MRCVS

128 pages
Copyright 2002
$101.00, Paperback, Reference

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Ocular emergencies can present major problems for vets. Signs can be dramatic, manifesting as apparent instant blindness, severe trauma from fights or road accidents, or the acute discoloration of the white of the eye to red or blue. The vet needs to identify quickly what the problem is so that the immediate palliative measures are appropriate and do not make matters worse.A major feature of this book is its unique problem-oriented approach, not used in the standard ophthalmology texts. This is complemented by a section arranged on a more anatomical basis, with appropriate cross-referencing, so that access to the right section is made as easy (and quick!) as possible. The book emphasises differential diagnoses and treatment options, showing clearly wherethe case needs referral to a specialist for resolution. Extra material on background pathogenesis and treatment rationale is provided in boxes. The material needed for the actual emergency will be made readily accessible, using bullet points and easy-to-follow line diagrams. David Williams is based in the UK. He has recently completed a PhD and is building on an international reputation in both ophthalmology and exotic medicine. His US co-author, Kathie Barrie, is current President of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology and a practising vet; she has ensured that the text is of equal relevance to US practice.

Key Features

  • 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.


Vets in practice worldwide; veterinary students; veterinary nurses and technicians

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Author Information

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

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