Glaucoma crisis: When to turn to surgery and when to refer


Save your patient's sight by knowing when medical intervention isn't sufficient any longer.

When intraocular pressures continue to elevate despite antiglaucoma medication, don't hesitate to refer for surgical intervention, says veterinary ophthalmologist Dr. Micki Armour, as it can make the difference in saving your patient's sight. And the key to knowing when to refer is to check intraocular pressures regularly in at-risk breeds.

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