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Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

At Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital, we offer ophthalmological care for your pet, including treatment of glaucoma, corneal ulcers, and keratoconjunctivitis sicca (Dry Eye).

Glaucoma is a condition in which the fluid pressure inside the eye increases to a point where the optic nerve is damaged, causing loss of vision and blindness. There are two types of glaucoma: chronic glaucoma, which can develop as your pet ages and is relatively common, and acute glaucoma, which is the result of an injury or illness.

Due to the severity and incidence of glaucoma, we recommend that your pet be checked regularly for this disease. A routine glaucoma exam is not only an effective screening measure for chronic and acute glaucoma, but allows us to determine a baseline measurement of your pet’s normal intraocular pressure.