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Companion Animal Practice
Differential diagnosis of keratitis in cats
  1. Shelagh Adam

    Shelagh Adam graduated from Bristol in 1986. After two years in small animal practice, she returned to Bristol veterinary school as small animal house physician. She subsequently spent four years as a veterinary officer for the PDSA in Bristol. In October 1993, she was appointed resident in veterinary ophthalmology at Bristol. She holds the RCVS certificate in veterinary ophthalmology.

  2. Sheila Crispin

    Sheila Crispin qualified from Cambridge with special merit in 1982. She is currently based at the University of Bristol where she has responsibility for veterinary ophthalmology. She gained her PhD from the University of Edinburgh for studies on lipid keratopathy in the dog and holds the RCVS diplomas in veterinary anaesthesia and veterinary ophthalmology.


KERATITIS, inflammation of the cornea, is a relatively common problem in the cat. Because the normal cornea is transparent any pathological change is obvious and the nature of the change may give important diagnostic clues as to the cause of the problem. This article discusses the aetiology and differential diagnosis of feline keratitis.

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