Feline Glaucoma.

Gillian McLellan // Publications // Nov 01 2015

PubMed ID: 26342763

Author(s): McLellan GJ, Teixeira LB. Feline glaucoma. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2015 Nov;45(6):1307-33, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2015.06.010. Epub 2015 Sep 3. Review. PMID 26342763

Journal: The Veterinary Clinics Of North America. Small Animal Practice, Volume 45, Issue 6, Nov 2015

Feline glaucoma is often insidious in onset and slowly progressive with very subtle clinical signs. As a consequence, it is likely that the disease in cats is underdiagnosed. As cats typically present late in the course of disease, prognosis for long-term maintenance of vision is poor. Patient and owner compliance with frequent application of topical medications can be a limiting factor, and represents a serious clinical challenge. This review outlines the clinical features, classification, and pathophysiology of the feline glaucomas and provides current evidence on which to base the selection of appropriate treatment strategies for cats with glaucoma.

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