Tonometry for Canine and Feline Ocular Health at Goodna Vet
Welcome to Goodna Vet, where we prioritise the health and well-being of your beloved furry companions. Our commitment to providing top-notch veterinary care includes the use of advanced diagnostic procedures like tonometry to ensure the ocular health of your canine and feline friends.
Discovering Ocular Health Through Tonometry
Tonometry is a non-invasive and painless diagnostic procedure that plays a crucial role in safeguarding your pet's vision. By measuring the intraocular pressure (IOP) or eye pressure, our experienced veterinarians can detect early signs of conditions such as glaucoma and other eye disorders. These conditions, if left undiagnosed, can lead to discomfort, vision impairment, and even permanent damage to your pet's eyes.
The Tonometer: Your Pet's Comfort in Mind
At Goodna Vet, we utilize a specialized diagnostic tool known as a tonometer to carry out this important procedure. The tonometer is a small, handheld device equipped with a delicate probe designed to gently make contact with your pet's cornea. Placed at a distance of 4-8mm from the eye, the tonometer swiftly and accurately measures the intraocular pressure. This series of measurements provides valuable insights into your pet's ocular health.
Painless and Comfortable Procedure
Rest assured that measuring your pet's eye pressure through tonometry is a painless experience. Most animals do not exhibit a corneal reflex during the procedure, underlining its comfort and non-invasiveness. While no sedation is required, our skilled veterinarians may choose to apply an anaesthetic eye drop to numb your pet's eyeball. This step ensures that your pet remains comfortable and at ease throughout the procedure.
Comprehensive Ocular Exam
To ensure a comprehensive understanding of your pet's ocular health, we offer extended 30-minute consultations that encompass the tonometry procedure. During this consultation, our veterinary experts perform a thorough physical examination alongside tonometry. By combining the results, we can accurately assess any abnormalities or irregularities in your pet's eyes. Early detection is key to preserving your pet's vision and overall well-being.
At Goodna Vet, we are dedicated to providing exceptional care to your furry companions. Our tonometry procedure, backed by experienced veterinarians and advanced technology, stands as a testament to our commitment to your pet's health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and ensure that your pet's eyes receive the attention they deserve.