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Companion Animal Practice
Conditions of the feline fundus
  1. Heidi Featherstone

    Heidi Featherstone graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1991. After seven years in general practice in the UK and Hong Kong, she began her career in ophthalmology with a residency at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, in 1998. In 2003, she introduced the ophthalmology service at Davies Veterinary Specialists with a colleague. Heidi currently works in a team of ophthalmic specialists at Willows Referral Service, West Midlands. She is a member of the BVA eye panel, secretary of the British Association of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and a visiting lecturer at Nottingham veterinary school. She holds both the RCVS and European diplomas in veterinary ophthalmology, and her special interests include the cornea and intraocular surgery.


ALTHOUGH the appearance of the fundus varies considerably between species, breeds and individual animals, the normal fundus of the cat displays less variation than that of the dog and, as such, is easier to become familiar with. This clinical guide to the feline fundus aims to provide an overview of the basic anatomy of the posterior segment, to facilitate recognition of the spectrum of normal variations and, therefore, abnormalities.

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