Opthamology

Ophthalmological exam at McQueen Animal Hospital, a vet in Brampton, Ontario.

Every thorough veterinarian performs an ocular(eye) exam as a part of an office visit. In addition, emergency ocular problems inevitably occur, including trauma. Both of these scenarios demonstrate the need for specific instruments, medications and drugs for the management of eye care. Certain breeds such as the Cocker Spaniel, Beagle, Basset Hound, Boston Terrier, and Husky, are predisposed to certain eye diseases such as glaucoma.

The ability to determine intraocular pressure (IOP) is necessary to diagnose, prognose, and treat glaucoma, a condition involving increased pressures in the eye which cause blindness if left untreated. That is why quick and accurate measurement of IOPs is extremely important – the TonoVet, imaged below, very gently measures ocular pressures without the need for excessive handling or local anesthetics.