Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma = increased pressure inside the eye

Who is at risk?

Dogs and cats, specific breeds are predisposed to developing primary glaucoma, older animals (>5 years) are at a higher risk for developing secondary glaucoma.

Why is glaucoma a concern?

Elevation of intraocular pressure beyond certain levels can lead to permanent loss of vision.  Catching glaucoma early with routine testing is the key to successful treatment of glaucoma.

How is it diagnosed?

Tonometry is the measurement of IOP (intraocular pressure) and it plays a central role in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma.

At Creedmoor Road Animal Hospital, we measure your pet’s IOP with a TonoVet tonometer.  A TonoVet is a handheld and portable Veterinary Tonometer featuring new technology which allows rapid and accurate measurement without anesthetic, without anxiety!



The following dog and cat breeds are pre-disposed to Glaucoma and should be screened yearly (even before 5 years of age):

Dogs:

  • Afghan
  • Akita
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Basset Hound
  • Beagle
  • Border Collie
  • Boston Terrier
  • Bouvier des Flandre
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Cardigan Welsh Corgi
  • Chihuahua
  • Chow
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Dachshund
  • Dalmatian
  • Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  • English Springer Spaniel
  • Giant Schnauzer
  • Great Dane
  • Manchester Terrier
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Norfolk Elk Hound
  • Norwich Terrier
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi
  • Poodle
  • Saluki
  • Samoyed
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Shih Tzu
  • Siberian Husky
  • Skye Terrier
  • Smooth Coat Fox Terrier
  • Tibetan Terrier
  • Welsh Springer Spaniel
  • Whippet
  • Wire Haired Fox Terrier




Cats:

  • Burmese
  • Maine Coon
  • Maltese
  • Siamese