Every year, many dogs loose their vision in one or both eyes due to the sudden onset of glaucoma (increased intraocular pressure).
A tonometer (tonovet) safely and quickly measures the pressure within the eyeball.
There are 42 breeds of dog that are more prone to developing primary glaucoma than others. They are the Afghan, Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Basset Hound, Beagle, Border Collie, Boston Terrier, Bouvier des Flandres, Cairn Terrier, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Chihuahua, Chow, Cocker Spaniel, Dachshund, Dalmatian, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, English Springer Spaniel, Giant Schnauzer, Great Dane, Maltese, Manchester Terrier, Miniature Pinscher, Norfolk Terrier, Norwegian Elkhound, Norwich Terrier, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Poodle, Saluki, Samoyed, Scottish Terrier, Sealyham Terrier, Shih Tzu, Siberian Husky, Smooth-Coated Fox Terrier, Tibetan Terrier, Welsh Springer Spaniel, Welsh Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, Whippet, and Wire-haired Fox Terrier.
If you would like to learn more about eye disease please ask one of our doctors.