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Pet Health Concerns: Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that occurs in humans and pets alike. With this condition, excessive fluid builds up and causes increased pressure in the eye, which may cause damage to the optic nerve. With damage occurring to the nerve, this condition can lead to progressive vision loss and if not treated quickly, it can cause blurred vision, blindness, and permanent vision loss.

Symptoms may include dilated pupils, cornea cloudiness, pain, discomfort, increased eye blood vessel size, and eye protrusion. Treatment is available for this condition and can be done by using medication and surgery. Treatment may cost about $1,400-$3,000.

By enrolling your pet with Trupanion pet insurance, your cat or dog’s policy will include coverage for diagnostic tests, medications, surgeries, hereditary and congenital disorders, as long as treatment for a certain condition is required after enrolling and is not pre-existing.

Has your pet ever experienced any problems with glaucoma? If so, we would love to hear from you and any comments, advice, experiences, of thoughts on this condition.

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Akvile is an avid fan of surfing on snow, on water, and the web! Growing up in NY, she moved to Seattle a few years ago and has found her happiness here, where she can do all of the above. Aside from working during the week in the Trupanion office, she has her hands full being the mother of Batman, her massive-eared mini schnauzer who is a cuddle monster by day and super hero by night. She enjoys traveling, wakeboarding, snowboarding, camping, painting, and DJ'ing for fun.

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