Oceanside Animal Clinic utilizes the latest technology to screen for glaucoma. There are numerous breeds of dogs that are predisposed to the development of glaucoma or increased pressure within the eye. This condition can lead to serious problems with the eye including blindness if not detected and treated. We utilize the Tonopen instrument which can quickly and accurately measure the intraocular pressure of our patients. The Key to having the best chance of preserving vision is early detection. This pressure test is the only way glaucoma can be diagnosed early. By the time the eye enlarges, the vision has been permanently lost. If a developing glaucoma is not treated immediately vision is usually lost and cannot be restored. This can all occur extremely fast – sometimes in less than one day.
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