Learn more about our pet tonometry services below!
It’s crucial for your pet’s vision that we detect and treat glaucoma or any other problems with intraocular pressure (pressure within the eye) as quickly as possible. We can test your pet’s eyes for excess pressure easily and safely. The test, performed with a tonometer device, is painless and does not require sedation.
If not treated immediately (within hours to days), glaucoma can cause permanent vision loss or even blindness. Pets that have suffered eye injuries should have this test performed. In addition, we recommend that breeds prone to developing glaucoma come in for regular measurements so we can monitor eye pressure and begin treatment before any problem becomes irreversible. Please call us to discuss whether your pet may be at higher risk for glaucoma.
Call us right away if you notice any of the following problems in one or both of your pet’s eyes: dilated (enlarged) pupils, clouding of the cornea (the normally clear outer layer of the eye), red or bloodshot eyes, one eye protruding or appearing larger than the other, squinting, or tearing. Because glaucoma is painful, your pet may react by rubbing or pawing at the eyes or rubbing their head against the floor or furniture more than usual.