Diagnostics for Pets with Eye Problems in Mississauga
Tonometry is a diagnostic procedure for the eyes, which determines the intraocular pressure and fluid pressure in the eyes. This test is safe, easy, and not painful for your pet. Your pet will not even need to be sedated in order to perform tonometry.
Most importantly, tonometry is critical for detecting glaucoma and other problems with your pet’s vision. If your pet has suffered an eye injury or you notice any issues with your pet’s eyes, please call us immediately.
Watch for these symptoms of eye problems:
- Cloudy cornea (outer layer of eye)
- Red or bloodshot eyes
- Dilated pupils
- One eye bulging out more than the other
- Pawing at the eyes or rubbing their face against furniture more than usual
Glaucoma should be treated as soon as possible, as it causes vision loss and blindness when left unchecked. Specific dog breeds are genetically predisposed to develop glaucoma, including (but not limited to) Cocker Spaniels, Poodles, Samoyeds, ad more. If your dog is at risk, we recommend bringing him or her in for regular tonometry, thereby enabling us to begin treatment early on if we find signs of glaucoma.
If you think something may be wrong with your pet’s eyes, don’t hesitate to book an appointment with us.