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Glaucoma Awareness Not Just for Humans
Date:1/8/2009

predisposed to this condition. Dr. McNabb recommends being on the look out for the following signs:

1.   Acute blindness
2.   Dilated pupil
3.   Cloudiness of the cornea
4.   Increased prominence of blood vessels on the white of the eye (“Bloodshot eye”)
5.   One eye seems larger or protrudes more than the other
6.   Pain and squinting of the eye

At FVS treatment for acute glaucoma typically includes medications or brief procedures to lower the pressure immediately. Glaucoma surgery may include specialized laser therapy to reduce fluid production and pressure within the eye. In addition, custom valve implants may be surgically placed to manage the disease long term.

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