East Rockaway Veterinary Hospital

351 Atlantic Avenue
East Rockaway, NY 11518



East Rockaway Veterinary Hospital Glaucoma Screening with the Tonopen


Glaucoma Screening

Glaucoma is an elevation of pressure in the eye. People and animals are very different when it comes to glaucoma. In humans the disease is usually progressive and can lead to blindness but comes on gradually. Animals have a different type of glaucoma which if left untreated for even a short amount of time can lead to severe pain and blindness. We use the Medtronic Tono-Pen, the same instrument used by human ophthalmologists to check your pets pressure. So if your pet displays symptoms such as sensitivity to light, has a dilated pupil, or blood shot eyes call our office immediately for an appointment