Most eye problems manifest themselves in the same way – a red eye. The pressure should always be measured from the red eyes. Too high or too low pressure can be an only symptom of more serious eye disease. Pet owners should be aware that animals naturally compensate for vision loss in one eye. Pets can be partially or completely blind in one eye and act like they have normal binocular vision.
Animal eye pressure measuring is quick and easy with the handheld, small TONOVET tonometer. Painless measurement is barely noticed by the animal and does not require anesthesia nor the calibration of the device.
Eye pressure should be measured from:
- Young patients to establish baseline readings
- Patients older than 6-7 years
- Patients predisposed to glaucoma (42 canine breeds)
- Ocular examination patients
- Head or eye trauma patients