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December 1969

Diseases of the Canine Eye.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1969;82(6):869. doi:10.1001/archopht.1969.00990020861026

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There is remarkably little literature available about diseases of the animal eye. Only in recent years has the veterinarian taken ophthalmology up as a specialty. The present volume should accomplish for veterinary medicine what May's textbook has done for medical ophthalmology. It is well illustrated with numerous photographs, diagrams, and color plates. Whether he has occasion to see canine patients or not, the medical ophthalmologist should find this book most interesting. He will find that most of the common human diseases also occur in the dog. He may be surprised to find that sympathetic ophthalmia has never been recorded, that iridectomy is a disappointing operation in narrow angle glaucoma, and that iridencleisis is the operation of choice for most types of glaucoma in the dog. He will find that cataract extraction is a much more difficult procedure in the dog and that alphachymotrypsin is not very effective unless used in

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