Exotis ISSN 2398-2985

Reptiles

Ophthalmic examination

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, Nathalie Wissink-Argilaga

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Introduction

  • The similarity between eyes of different species means that the basic techniques of ocular examination can be extrapolated from those of dogs and cats.
  • The differences generally occur because of the small size of many reptile eyes, although some anatomical variations such as the fusion of eyelids covering the cornea (spectacle) in snakes and some species of geckos and skinks need to be borne in mind Ocular anatomy and physiology.

Ophthalmoscopy

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Ancillary tests

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Ocular pharmacology

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Ballard B & Cheek R (2017) Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician. 3rd edn. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Girling S J (2013) Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Pets. 2nd edn. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Williams D (2012) The Reptile Eye. In: Ophthalmology of Exotic Pets. Wiley-Blackwell, UK. pp 9-13.

Reproduced with permission from Bonnie Ballard & Ryan Cheek: Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician © 2017, Simon J Girling: Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Pets © 2013, and David L Williams: Ophthalmology of Exotic Pets © 2012, published by John Wiley & Sons.


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