The aetiology of canine glaucoma

Vet Rec. 1980 Jul 26;107(4):76-82. doi: 10.1136/vr.107.4.76.


Glaucoma is a disease complex in which one of several exciting factors is responsible for an elevation of the intraocular pressure beyond its normal physiological limitations. At present two types of primary glaucoma may be described for the dog, while the recognition of secondary glaucoma as a complication to lens luxation, uveitis, trauma, infection and neoplasia has long been established. Identification of the causal factor within this complex plays a necessary part in the institution of successful treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Corneal Injuries
  • Dog Diseases / etiology*
  • Dog Diseases / genetics
  • Dogs
  • Eye Neoplasms / complications
  • Eye Neoplasms / veterinary
  • Glaucoma / etiology
  • Glaucoma / genetics
  • Glaucoma / veterinary*
  • Lens Subluxation / complications
  • Lens Subluxation / veterinary
  • Uveitis / complications
  • Uveitis / veterinary