VCA Pets Are People Too Veterinary Hospital

Tonopen

Intraocular pressure (IOP) is the fluid pressure inside the eye. Tonometry is the method your veterinarian uses to determine this.

• When to Measure IOP

" Any time you see a ‘red-eye’

" Monitor drug therapy for glaucoma

" Head or orbital trauma

" Diagnosis of secondary glaucoma
• Uveitis specifically refers to inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, termed the "uvea" but in common usage may refer to any inflammatory process involving the interior of the eye.
• Hyphema (or hyphaema, see spelling differences) is blood in the front (anterior) chamber of the eye. It may appear as a reddish tinge, or it may appear as a small pool of blood at the bottom of the iris or in the cornea.
" Blindness

" Cataract evaluation
• Glaucoma, lens induced uveitis, etc.
 

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:

 

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please contact one of the following nearby emergency care clinics:

VCA Dekalb Gwinnett Animal Emergency - 770-491-0661 - 6430 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker, Georgia  30084

Georgia Veterinary Specialists - 404-459-0903 - 455 Abernathy Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia  30328

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