We know many animals follow their sense of smell…but their eyes are very important as well!
Regular eye examinations can identify problems early and we advise you have your pet checked every 12 months; usually this is performed during the health check at annual vaccinations. If your animal has an eye problem, we can perform all the usual tests such as ophthalmoscopy, ulcer staining and tear production testing. We have recently invested in a tonopen to measure the intraocular pressure in the eyes, meaning glaucoma can be rapidly identified and treated.
Things to look out for which can indicate a problem with an animals eyes:
- Holding the eye closed or squinting
- Discharge from the eye
- Change of colour
- Redness or swelling or the eye or eyelids
- Bulging of the eye
- Change in pupil size
- Any trauma to that area