• Barnett KC, Heinrich C & Samson J. Canine Ophthalmology: an Atlas and Text, 2002, Saunders
  • Dubielzig RR, Ketring K, McLellan GJ, Albert DM. Veterinary Ocular Pathology 2010, Elsevier ltd
  • Dziezyc J, Millichamp N. Colour Atlas of Canine and Feline Ophthalmology, 1st ed., 2004, Saunders
  • Esson DW. Clinical Atlas of Canine and Feline Ophthalmic Disease, 1st ed., 2015, Wiley-Blackwell
  • Gelatt KN. Colour Atlas of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 2001, Blackwell Publishing
  • Gelatt KN. Veterinary Ophthalmology, 2 Vols, 5th edition, 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
  • Gelatt KN, Gelatt JP. Veterinary Ophthalmic Surgery , 2011, Saunders Elsevier
  • Gould DJ, McLellan GJ. BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Ophthalmology 2014,BSAVA Publications
  • Gilger BC. Equine Ophthalmology, 2nd edition, 2010, Saunders Elsevier
  • Ketring KL, Glaze MB. Atlas of Feline Ophthalmology, 2nd edition, 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
  • Levin LA, Nilsson SF et al. Adler's Physiology of the Eye, 11th edition, 2011, Saunders Elsevier
  • Macsai MS. Ophthalmic Microsurgical Techniques, 2007, Springer
  • Maggs D, Miller P, Ofri R. Slatter´s Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 6th ed., 2017, Saunders Elsevier
  • Martin CL. Ophthalmic Disease in Veterinary Medicine, revised edition, 2010, Manson Publishing
  • Mitchell N, Oliver J. Feline Ophthalmology, The Manual, 2015, Servet
  • Seibel BS. Phacodynamics, 4th edition, 2005, SLACK inc

Out of the following, candidates should familiarize themselves with the data, but not memorize all specific diseases:

ACVO Genetics Committee: Ocular disorders presumed to be inherited in purebred dogs”, 8th edition,2015

Out of the following books, candidates should familiarize themselves with those sections applicable to veterinary ophthalmology. These should include: ocular pathology and physiology; ocular histopathology; systemic diseases relevant to the eyes and adnexa; neuro-ophthalmology; exotic animal ophthalmology; relevant diagnostic imaging principles and techniques; relevant surgical principles and techniques; relevant molecular biological principles and techniques:


  • Byrne SF, Green RL. Ultrasound of the Eye and Orbit, 2nd ed, 2010, Jaypee
  • Eisner G. Eye Surgery, An Introduction to Operative Technique, 2nd edition, 1990 (chapter 2 Tissue Tactics) (online access
  • Ettinger SJ & Feldman EC. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine Diseases of the Dog and Cat, vol.1, 7th ed, 2010, Saunders (chapters related to systemic diseases accompanying ophthalmic diseases)
  • Evans H, de Lahunta. Miller’s anatomy of the dog, 4th ed, 2012, Saunders
  • Greene CE. Infectious Disease of the Dog and Cat, 4th ed, 2011, Elsevier
  • Withrow SJ, MacEwen EG. Small animal clinical oncology, 5th ed, 2012, Saunders