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Intraocular pressures in dogs with GRPU

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    December 23, 2020 6:06 PM EST

    This question was submitted during the webinar titled: PU - What's That? Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis:

    Is there a typical eye pressure that is indicative of PU?  My Golden was diagnosed at age 6.5, pressures were 12 & 13. They have stayed in that range. We just had an exam this week and they were 9 & 10. My vet said when they get down to 5, we’ll need to start having a conversation about alternatives. 

    Dr. Wendy Townsend, DVM, MS, DACVO responded:

    So the pressures can be very low (5-6) in older Goldens who do not have PU. I typically do not adjust my treatments based on pressures (or pressures being “too low”). I do adjust therapy if they start to increase (18-20) because then I worry about secondary glaucoma. From one study that we have done, the pressure inside the eye does not predict at all whether a Golden has PU, or cysts, or a normal exam.