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March 1957

Veterinary Ophthalmology.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1957;57(3):482. doi:10.1001/archopht.1957.00930050494029

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This text is intended for veterinarians and students of veterinary medicine, but as usual there is much to learn from the diseases of animals' eyes which has application to the theory and practice of ophthalmology in human beings.

Part I describes the anatomy and physiology of the eye. Most of this is adequately done, although there are sections where the author has fallen badly behind the times, as when he quotes Duke-Elder, "There is no conclusive or indeed persuasive evidence that the intraocular fluid is a secretion" (Duke-Elder, S., and others: Brit. J. Ophth. 24:421, 1940). Further, he seems to have limited his reading largely to the writings of Thompson-Henderson, who, while he always writes in a stimulating fashion, has not always been accepted as drawing the correct conclusions.

Part II is the usual treatment of methods of clinical examination of the eye, the diseases which affect animals' eyes, and

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