What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?
Symptoms of glaucoma can appear suddenly and quite dramatically. Affected dogs’ pupils may be abnormally dilated and the vessels on the surface of the eye may appear engorged. Your dog may also be averse to bright light, shake their head, or paw at their eyes.
When do signs and symptoms develop?
This is a disease of young dogs.
How do vets diagnose this condition?
Veterinarians perform a complete ocular exam and use a device to measure the intraocular pressure of the eye to diagnosis glaucoma. At risk dogs are often tested at their yearly exam.
How is this condition treated?
With early diagnosis, glaucoma can be managed with a variety of medical and surgical options. In severe end-stage cases, surgical removal of the affected eyes may be indicated.