Principles of glaucoma treatment in dogs
- The aims of glaucoma treatment are to prevent further vision loss and decrease the pain caused by IOP elevation. Currently, it is impossible to restore vision that has been lost due to glaucoma.
- Primary glaucoma requires lifelong treatment. The owner must understand that the disease can never be fully cured and the aim of therapy is to stabilize the IOP.
- Diagnosis of primary glaucoma in one eye mandates prophylactic treatment in the other eye. If you are uncertain, consider referring to a specialist for gonioscopy.