• 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
  • Maggs D, Miller P, Ofri R. Slatter´s Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 5th ed., 2013, 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”, 7th edition 2014

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
  • Powell R, Gould D. Cytology of the Eye and Adnexal Structures. In Manual of Diagnostic Cytology of the Dog and Cat, Ed J Dunn. Wiley Blackwell 2014
  • 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