Glaucoma is a painful condition, which often results in permanent vision loss.
In animals Glaucoma refers to a group of diseases that affect the optic nerve and involves a loss of retinal ganglion cells in a characteristic pattern. Raised intraocular pressure (IOP) is a significant risk factor for developing glaucoma. Untreated glaucoma in animals can lead to permanent damage of the optic nerve and resultant visual field loss, which can progress to blindness.
Canine glaucoma can be divided roughly into two main categories, primary or secondary glaucoma. In dogs, most forms of primary glaucoma are the result of a collapsed filtration angle, or closed angle glaucoma.
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