ABSTRACT: Glaucoma is a progressive disease and is very challenging to manage. The disease results in an elevated intra-ocular pressure and unfortunately in cases that are uncontrolled there will be a loss of vision. Eventually, in order to maintain the patient’s comfort levels, we may need to enucleate the glaucomatous eye/s. There are various aspects to consider when managing these cases to include owner expectation and support, pain management, medical and surgical intervention and blindness. This article will discuss the causes of glaucoma and what we can do to maintain vision for as long as possible.

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Sian Woodham-Davies

Sian qualified as a veterinary nurse from the College of Animal Welfare in 2012 and is currently working at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals in the Ophthalmology department.

Email: swoodhamdavies@rvc.ac.uk

Keywords: Ophthalmology nursing; glaucoma management; glaucoma

To cite this article: Veterinary Nursing Journal • VOL 36 (12)• December 2021 pp. 350-353

DOI: https://doi.org/

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