What to do if your rat has glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a very serious eye condition that can affect rats; it raises the intraocular pressure of the eye. Rats who are diagnosed must be treated with Trithalmic/ Cortisone Ophthalmic Ointment and Pilocarpine Ophthalmic Solution 1% in order to keep the rat in a mostly healthy state.
Why is my rat’s eye turning white with glaucoma?
Here, you can see the bulging of the affected eye, and how the glaucoma causes increased pressure within the eye. The white eventually took over, resulting in a fully blinded eye. This is a common occurrence with advanced glaucoma in rats.
Why does my rat have a cloudy eye?
Cataracts. As the lens of an eye degenerates, the rat could suffer from serious cataracts. Genetic disorders, infections, injuries, diseases, and much more can be responsible for cataract development in rats. Cataracts occur in the lens of the eye, where it will become discolored and cloudy. Rats can adapt fairly well,…
What happens if a rat has an eye infection?
An infected eye can become dangerous quickly. As the eye weeps, swells, and becomes damaged from bacterial growth, the rat’s entire immune system could fall. This could result in a rat with a full body infection.
Can a cocker spaniel have secondary glaucoma?
Glaucoma is hereditary in numerous dog breeds, including Cocker Spaniels, Basset Hounds, Siberian Huskies and many others. Causes of secondary glaucoma include lens luxation (common in Terrier breeds), uveitis, and intraocular tumors. A thorough ophthalmic examination should help in determining whether the case is primary or secondary.
Can a Chinese Crested Dog have acute glaucoma?
Certain breeds, such as terriers, Chinese crested dogs, and the shar-pei, are predisposed to anterior lens luxation because of an inherited abnormality in the lens zonule suspension system. Acute glaucoma in these breeds should prompt the clinician to look closely for an anterior lens luxation. FIGURE 2. Secondary glaucoma.
Can a dog with dry eye be diagnosed with glaucoma?
Just because a dog has dry eye does not mean that she does not have glaucoma. The only way to diagnose glaucoma is to measure intraocular pressure; either a Tonopen, TonoVet or a Schiotz tonometer is completely adequate for this purpose.
What kind of glaucoma does a spayed basset hound have?
FIGURE 1. Primary glaucoma. The right eye of an 8-year-old female spayed basset hound with primary, chronic glaucoma. Note the episcleral injection, corneal edema, buphthalmos, and lens subluxation (secondary to buphthalmos). The retina appears hyperreflective, with a significant lack of retinal blood vessels (retinal degeneration).