Ophthalmology/Measurement of intraocular pressure (IOP)  

An ophthalmological examination is indicated in animals that have:

  • excessive discharge from the conjunctiva,
  • conjunctivitis,
  • suspicion of a foreign body in the eyeball,
  • eyeball injury,
  • sudden decrease in vision/sudden blindness,
  • changes in the colour of the iris,
  • milky colour of the cornea,
  • chronic diseases, e. diabetes, Cushing’s disease, hyperthyroidism or Chronic kidney disease (CKD).
During the ophthalmological consultation, the veterinarian will assess the structure of the eye (eyelids, conjunctiva, third eyelid, eyelashes), will perform the necessary tests (Schirmer’s tear test, fluorescein test) and will measure intraocular pressure.


IOP measurement is performed as standard during each ophthalmologist visit. It is also recommended for chronic diseases, e.g., hyperthyroidism in a cat, Cushing’s disease, diabetes, chronic kidney failure or glaucoma.The examination is short and painless, and measurements are made for each eyeball separately. If our pet is diagnosed with intraocular hypertension, it will be referred for several additional tests by other specialists, i.e. cardiologists.