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As the current author stated in the preface to the 4th edition of Canine Ophthalmology, the intent of this book is to continue to provide a succinct text for the student or general practitioner (ie, veterinary) that includes the principles of ophthalmology applicable to any species. Dr Helper readily admits to the impossibility of including all the relevant information that has evolved since the previous edition, while attempting to maintain a concise text of reasonable length. Nevertheless, he has succeeded in updating the text so that it can serve as a ready reference for the veterinary student or clinician. Inclusion of the wealth of knowledge accrued during the past decade is prohibitive, if the concise nature of the text is to be maintained.
"... while too cursory for visual scientists or veterinary ophthalmologists, remains a suitable text for veterinary students and practitioners." While the reader can frequently extrapolate anatomic principles and
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