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Tonometry

Golden Retriever faceTonometry is the measurement of “Intra-Ocular Pressure (IOP)” or the pressure within the eye. In many situations in various breeds of dogs and cats, the IOP can start to increase. Elevated pressure within the eye is termed “Glaucoma.” Glaucoma can be caused by a variety of different disease processes, and in many situations can be hereditary.

Why is this important to check?

Unrecognized elevation in IOP can lead to significant pain and can be threatening to the health of the eye.

How does it work?

The device we use is very simple and does not require any sedation or anesthetic. The exam can be completed in less than a minute and can allow us to identify Glaucoma before it becomes a major problem.

How often should it be checked?

The first evaluation should be when an animal reaches roughly seven years of age. The test should then be performed once a year.

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