The normal IOP is 10 to 25 mmHg. Tonometry is the technique used to measure the IOP. Glaucoma can be defined as a raised intraocular pressure that affects the health of the optic nerve. Most dogs presenting with glaucoma have an IOP greater than 40 mmHg. It is very important that glaucoma is recognized very quickly to give the eye any chance of saving its vision.
Currently used in veterinary practice.
Feline glaucoma is harder to recognise compared to canine glaucoma for both the owner and the vet. Whilst dogs usually presents with the ACUTE RED and BLUE eye cats usually present with slower, insidious, chronic signs. This article will discuss common clinical signs, causes and treatment plans for cats with glaucoma.
Timoptol eye drops (Timolol maleate 0.5% and 0.25%)
Timolol is a beta blocker which reduces the formation of aqueous. We use Timolol BID as a prophylactic drug, especially in cases where there is prolonged irritation to Pilocarpine.