Description: Glaucoma is an extremely painful eye disease affecting dogs that rapidly leads to blindness if left untreated.
What to Watch For: Signs include squinting, watery eyes, bluing of the cornea (the clear front part of the eye), and redness in the whites of the eyes. Pain is rarely noticed by pet owners though it is frequently there and can be severe. In advanced cases, the eye may look enlarged or swollen like it’s bulging.
Diagnosis: Your veterinarian will perform an annual glaucoma screening to diagnose and start treatment as early as possible. Glaucoma is a medical emergency. If you see signs, don’t wait to call your vet, go to an emergency clinic!
Treatment: Treatment includes medication and surgery.
Treatment Cost: Surgery can cost between $1400-$3000 depending on severity.
Breeds prone to Glaucoma include: