ABVO Classic Articles

The following articles are considered recommended reading for veterinary ophthalmologists and ophthalmology residents. However, specific exam questions will not originate from these articles. Most are still available in many veterinary school libraries.

  • Acland, G.M., and Aguirre, G.D.: Retinal degenerations in the dog: IV. Early retinal
    degeneration (erd) in Norwegian Elkhounds. Exp. Eye Res., 44:491, 1987. article pdf
  • Aguirre, G.D., and Acland, G.M.: Variations in retinal degeneration phenotype inherited at the prcd. locus. Exp. Eye. Res. 46:663,1988. article pdf
  • Aguirre, G.D., and Laties, A.: Pigment epithelial dystrophy in the dog. Exp. Eye. Res., 23:247, 1976. article pdf
  • Aguirre, G.D., and Rubin, L.F.: Progressive retinal atrophy in the Miniature Poodle: An electrophysiologic study. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc., 160:191,1972. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Aguirre GD, Rubin LF, Bistner SI. Development of the canine eye. Am J Vet Res
    1972;33(12):2399-2414. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Aguirre, G.D., et al.: Rod-cone dysplasia in Irish Setters: A defect in cyclic GMP metabolism in visual cells. Science, 201:1133, 1978. article pdf
  • Aguirre, G.D.: Electroretinography in veterinary ophthalmology. J. Am. Anim. Hosp. Assoc., 9:234, 1973. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Aguirre, G.D.: Retinal degeneration in the dog. I. Rod dysplasia. Exp. Eye Res., 26:233, 1977. article pdf
  • Albert, D.M., et al.: Retinal neoplasia and dysplasia. I. Induction by feline leukemia virus. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 16:325, 1977. article pdf
  • Albert, D.M., et al: Canine herpes-induced retinal dysplasia and associated ocular anomalies. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 15:267, 1976. article pdf
  • Anderson: Morphologic recovery in the reattached retina. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 27(2):168-183, 1986. article pdf
  • Bahn CF, Glassman RM, MacCallum DK, Lillie JH, Meyer RF, Robinson BJ, Rich NM.: Postnatal development of corneal endothelium. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1986 Jan;27(1):44-51. article pdf
  • Bedford PGC. A gonioscopic study of the iridocorneal angle in the English and American breeds of cocker spaniel and the basset hound. J Small Anim Pract 1977;18:631-642. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Bellhorn, R.W., and Bellhorn, M.S.: The avian pecten. I. Fluorescein permeability. Ophthalmol. Res., 7:1, 1975. — not in the Veterinary Library
  • Bellhorn, R.W., Aguirre, G.D., and Bellhorn, M.B.: Feline central retinal degeneration. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 13:608, 1974. article pdf
  • Bellhorn, R.W.: A survey of ocular findings in 16-to-24-week-old beagles. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc., 162:139, 1973. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Bellhorn, R.W.; Fluorescein fundus photography in veterinary ophthalmology. J. Am. Anim. Hosp. Assoc., 9:227, 1973. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Bergsma, D.R., and Brown, K.S.: White fur, blue eyes and deafness in the domestic cat. J. Hered., 62:171, 1971. article pdf
  • Berson, E.L., et al.: Retinal degeneration in cats fed casein. II. Supplementation with methionine, cysteine, or taurine. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 15:52, 1976. article pdf
  • Bill, A.: Formation and drainage of aqueous humor in cats. Exp. Eye Res., 5:185, 1966. article pdf
  • Bistner, S.I., Rubin, L.F., and Saunders, L.Z.: The ocular lesions of bovine viral
    diarrhea-mucosal disease. Pathol. Vet., 7:272, 1970. article pdf
  • Blair, N.P., Dodge, J.T., and Schmidt, G.M.: Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in Labrador Retrievers. I. Development of retinal tears and detachment. Arch. Ophthalmol., 103:842, 1985. article pdf
  • Blair, N.P., Dodge, J.T., and Schmidt, G.M.: Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in Labrador Retrievers. II. Proliferative vitreoretinopathy. Arch. Ophthalmol., 103:848, 1985. article pdf
  • Bok: Retinal photoreceptor-pigment epithelium interactions. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 26(11):1659-1694, 1985. article pdf
  • Buyukmihci, N.C., Aguirre, G., and Marshall, J.: Retinal degenerations in the dog. II.
    Development of the retina in rod-cone dysplasia. Exp. Eye Res., 30:575, 1980. article pdf
  • Buyukmihci, N.C.: Photic retinopathy in the dog. Exp. Eye. Res., 33:95, 1981. article pdf
  • Carmichael, L.E.: The pathogenesis of ocular lesions of infectious canine hepatitis I. Pathology and virological observations. Pathol. Vet., 1:73, 1964. article pdf
  • Carmichael, L.E.: The pathogenesis of ocular lesions of infectious canine hepatitis II.
    Experimental ocular hypersensitivity produced by the virus. Pathol. Vet., 2:344, 1965. article pdf
  • Chase, J.: The evolution of retinal vascularization in mammals. Ophthalmology, 89:1518-1525, 1982. — not in the Veterinary Library
  • Crispin SM, Barnett KC. Dystrophy, degeneration and infiltration of the canine cornea. J Small Anim Pract 1983;24:63-83. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Curtis R, Barnett KC. Primary lens luxation in the dog. J Small Anim Pract  1980;21:657-668. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Davidson MG et al. Phacoemulsification and Intraocular Lens Implantation: a Study of Surgical Results in 182 Dogs. Vet Comp Ophthalmol 1991;1(4):233-238. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • de Schaepdrijver L, Simoens P, Lauwers H. Morphologic study of the retinal microvasculature in the dog. Vet Comp Ophthalmology 1996;6(2):100-109. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Donovan, A.: The postnatal development of the cat retina. Exp. Eye Res., 5:249, 1966. article pdf
  • Gelatt, K.N. et al.: Animal models for inherited cataracts: A review. Curr. Eye Res.,
    3(5):765-778, 1984. — not in the Veterinary Library
  • Gelatt, K.N., Henderson, S.F., and Steffen, G.R.: Fluorescein angiography of the normal and diseased ocular fundi of the laboratory dog. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc., 169:980, 1976. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Gelatt KN, Peiffer RL, Gwin RM, Gum GG, Williams LW. Clinical manifestations of inherited glaucoma in the beagle. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1977;16(12):1135-1142. article pdf
  • Gum, G.C., et al.: Maturation of the retina of the canine neonate as determined by
    electroretinography and histology. Am. J. Vet. Res., 45:1166, 1984. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Gwin, R.M., Lerner, I., Warren, K., and Gum, G.: Decrease in canine corneal endothelial cell density and corneal thickness as a function of age. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 22:267, 1982. article pdf
  • Hayes, K.C., Nielson, S.W., and Eaton, H.D.: Pathogenesis of the optic nerve lesion in vitamin A deficient calves. Arch. Ophthalmol., 80:777, 1968. article pdf
  • Johnston, M.C., et al.: Origins of avian ocular and periocular tissues. Exp. Eye Res., 29:27-43. 1979. article pdf
  • Jubb, K.V., Saunders, L.Z., and Coates, H.V.: The intraocular lesions of canine distemper. J. Comp. Pathol., 67:21, 1957. — not in the Veterinary Library
  • Kern TJ. Orbital neoplasia in 23 dogs. JAVMA 1985;186(5):489-491. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Martin, C.L., and Chambreau, T.: Cataract production in experimentally orphaned puppies fed a commercial replacement for bitch’s milk. J. Am. Anim. Hosp. Assoc., 18:115, 1982. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Martin, C.L.: Development of pectinate ligament structure of the dog: Study by scanning electron microscopy. Am. J. Vet. Res., 35:1433, 1974. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Martin, C.L.: Gonioscopy and anatomical correlations of the drainage angle of the dog. J. Small Anim. Prac., 10:171, 1969. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Martin, C.L.: Scanning electron microscopic examination of selected canine iridocorneal angle abnormalities. J. Am. Anim. Hosp. Assoc., 11:300, 1975. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Martin, C.L.: Slit lamp examination of the normal canine anterior ocular segment. Part I: Introduction and technique. J. Small Anim. Pract., 10:143, 1969. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Martin, C.L.: Slit lamp examination of the normal canine anterior ocular segment. Part II: Description. J. Small Anim. Pract., 10:151, 1969. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Martin, C.L.: Slit lamp examination of the normal canine anterior ocular segment. Part III: Description and summary. J. Small Anim. Pract. 10:163, 1969. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Martin, C.L.: The normal canine iridocorneal angle as viewed with the scanning electron microscope. J. Am. Anim. Hosp. Assoc., 11:180, 1975. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Miller PE, Pickett JP. Comparison of the human and canine Schiotz tonometry conversion tables in clinically normal dogs. JAVMA 1992;201(7):1021-1025. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Miller PE, Pickett JP. Comparison of the human and canine Schiotz tonometry conversion tables in clinically normal cats. JAVMA 1992;201(7):1017-1020. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Miller PE, Murphy CJ. Vision in dogs. JAVMA 1995;207(12):1623-1634. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Millichamp NJ, Dziezyc J.: Cataract phacofragmentation in horses. Vet Ophthalmol. 2000;3(2-3):157-164. article pdf
  • Moore CP, Wilsman NJ, Nordheim EV, Majors LJ, Collier LL. Density and distribution of canine conjunctival goblet cells. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1987;28:1925-1932. article pdf
  • Murphy, C.J., and Howland, H.C.: The optics of comparative ophthalmology. Vision Res., 27:599, 1987. article pdf
  • Mutti DO, Zadnik K, Murphy CJ.: Naturally occurring vitreous chamber-based myopia in the Labrador retriever. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1999  Jun;40(7):1577-84. article pdf
  • Narfstrom, K.: Progressive retinal atrophy in the Abyssinian cat: Clinical characteristics. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 26:193, 1985. article pdf
  • Peiffer, R.L., Jr., Gelatt, K.N., and Gum, G.C.: Determination of facility of outflow in the dog comparing in vivo and in vitro tonographic and constant pressure perfusion techniques. Am. J. Vet. Res., 37:1473, 1976. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Peiffer RL, Wilcock BP. The Pathogenesis and Significance of Pre-iridal Fibrovascular membrane in Domestic Animals. Vet Pathol 1990;27:41-45. article pdf
  • Percy, D.H., Scott, F.W., and Albert, D.M.: Retinal dysplasia due to feline panleukopenia virus infection. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc., 167:935, 1975. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Priester, W.A.: Congenital ocular defects in cattle, horses, cats, and dogs. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc., 160:1504-1511, 1972. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Ramsey DT, Hauptman JG, Petersen-Jones SM.: Corneal thickness, intraocular pressure, and optical corneal diameter in Rocky Mountain Horses with cornea globosa or clinically normal corneas. Am J Vet Res. 1999 Oct; 60 (10):1317-21. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Riis RC, Sheffy BE, Loew E, Kern TJ, Smith JS. Vitamin E deficiency retinopathy in dogs. Am J Vet Res 1981;42:74-86. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Roberts, S.R., and Dellaporta, A., and Winter, F.C.: The collie ectasia syndrome. Pathology of the eyes of young and adult dogs. Am. J. Ophthalmol., 62:728, 1966. — not in the Veterinary Library
  • Roberts, S.R., Dellaporta, A., and Winter, F.C.: The collie ectasia syndrome. Pathologic alterations of the eyes of pups one to fourteen days of age. Am. J. Ophthalmol., 61:1458, 1966. — not in the Veterinary Library
  • Roberts, S.R.: The Collie eye anomaly. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc., 155:859, 1969. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Rodriguez-Peralta L.: The blood-aqueous barrier in five species. Am J Ophthalmol. 1975 Oct;80(4):713-25. — not in the Veterinary Library
  • Sandberg, M.A. et al.: Full field electroretinograms in miniature poodles with progressive rod-cone degeneration. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 27:1179, 1986. article pdf
  • Schmidt, S.Y., Berson, E.L., and Hayes, K.C.: Retinal degeneration in cats fed casein. I. Taurine deficiency. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 15:47, 1976. article pdf
  • Schmidt, S.Y., et al.: Retinal degeneration in cats fed casein. III. Taurine deficiency and ERG amplitudes. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 16:673, 1977. article pdf
  • Sharpnack, et al.: Vascular pathways of the anterior segment of the canine eye. Am. J. Vet. Res., 45(7):1287-1294, 1984. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Shatz, C.J., and Levay, S.: Siamese cat: Altered connections of visual cortex. Science, 204:328, 1979. article pdf
  • Shively, J.N., and Epling, G.: Fine structure of the canine eye: cornea. Am. J. Vet. Res., 13:713, 1970. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Shively, J.N., and Epling, G.P.: Fine structure of the canine eye: Iris. Am. J. Vet. Res., 30:219, 1969. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Shively, J.N., Epling, G.P., and Jensen, R.: Fine structure of the postnatal development of the canine retina. Am. J. Vet. Res., 32:283, 1971. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Shively, J.N., Epling, G.P., and Jenson, R.: Fine structure of the canine eye: Retina. Am. J. Vet. Res., 31:1339, 1970. — Vet Journal Stacks
  • Stryer, L. The molecules of visual excitation. Sci. American, 257(1), 42-50, 1987. — not in the Veterinary Library
  • Tripathi, R.C., and Tripathi, B.J.: The mechanisms of aqueous outflow in primates, lower mammals and birds. A comparative study. Exp. Eye Res., 17:393, 1973. article pdf
  • Tripathi, R.C.: Ultrastructure of the exit pathway of the aqueous in lower mammals. Exp. Eye Res., 12:311, 1971. article pdf
  • Van Buskirk, E.M.: The canine eye: The vessels of aqueous drainage. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 18:223, 1979. article pdf
  • Whiteley, H.E., et al.: Ocular lesions of bovine malignant catarrhal fever. Vet. Pathol., 22:219, 1985.  article pdf
  • Wilcock, B.P., and Peiffer, R.L.: Morphology and behavior of primary ocular melanomas in 91 dogs. Vet. Pathol., 23:418, 1986. article pdf
  • Wilcock, B.P., and Peiffer, R.L.: The pathology of lens-induced uveitis in dogs. Vet. Pathol., 24:549, 1987. article pdf
  • Witzel, D.A., et al.: Congenital stationary night blindness: An animal model. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 17:788-796, 1978. article pdf
  • Wong, et al.: Vasculature of cat eye. Arch. Ophthalmol., 72:351-358, 1964. article pdf

This list is based on the 2014 reading list. This page was last updated May 2014.