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Tonometry


Tonometry is the measure of the pressure within the eye. This is used mainly to diagnose glaucoma, a condition where the eye pressure is abnormally high. Glaucoma must be diagnosed and treated in a timely manner as it can otherwise lead to blindness.

We perform tonometry using the Tonovet. This instrument has the advantage of measuring eye pressure without the need for any local anesthetic eye drops. It is a quick and painless procedure that can save your pet's vision. If your pet is a breed predisposed to glaucoma and is aged 7 years or above, we recommend a thoroughly yearly health check and that you ask your vet about tonometry.