Keeping An Eye On Your Pet’s Eye Pressure
At Whippany Veterinary Hospital, we utilize advanced tonometry to screen for potentially serious eye conditions like glaucoma. This specialized instrument measures the interior eye pressure called intraocular pressure (IOP).
Keeping IOP in a healthy normal range is crucial. Elevated IOP can lead to:
- Glaucoma – a painful disease causing optic nerve damage and blindness
- Uveitis – inflammation inside the eye
- Lens luxation – dislocated lenses
Tonometry is fast and easy to perform, using a gentle touch on the corneal surface while your pet is awake. This test is an important screening especially for breeds prone to glaucoma including:
- Terriers, Cocker Spaniels, and Basset Hounds
- Siamese, Burmese, and Persian cats
For at-risk pets, we recommend annual tonometry screens. For diagnosed glaucoma, we’ll use tonometry to regularly monitor IOP and adjust medication accordingly.
Don’t take your pet’s eye health for granted. Call us today at 973-386-1380 to schedule tonometry screening with our compassionate, experienced team. With early detection, we can take steps to preserve your pet’s vision and comfort.