Pet Glaucoma Screening Veterinary Service in East Rockaway, NY
East Rockaway Veterinary Hospital recommends that you have your pet checked for glaucoma on a regular basis due to the severity and prevalence of this disease.
Pet Glaucoma Screening
Glaucoma is an elevation of pressure in the eye. People and animals are very different when it comes to glaucoma. In humans, the disease is usually progressive and can lead to blindness but comes on gradually. Animals have a different type of glaucoma which, if left untreated for even a short amount of time, can lead to severe pain and blindness. We use the Medtronic Tono-Pen, the same instrument used by human ophthalmologists to check your pet’s pressure. So if your pet displays symptoms such as sensitivity to light, has a dilated pupil, or has bloodshot eyes call our office immediately for an appointment.