Please click HERE to view the BVA information sheet on primary glaucoma and the Gonioscopy grading table
Breeds currently certified for goniodysgenesis under the Eye Scheme are as follows:
- Basset Hound (for POAG and goniodysgenesis)
- Border Collie
- Dandie Dinmont Terrier
- Hungarian Vizsla
- Japanese Shiba Inu
- Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen (POAG)
- Retriever (Flat Coated)
- Retriever (Golden)
- Shar Pei
- Siberian Husky
- Spaniel (American Cocker)
- Spaniel (Cocker)
- Spaniel (English Springer)
- Spaniel (Welsh Springer)
- Spanish Water Dog
How do I go about having my dogs examined?
Performing gonioscopy requires certain expertise and specialised equipment and it is for these reasons that gonioscopic examinations are not a routine part of the eye scheme and are not available from every member of the BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Panel. A list of the BVA/KC/ISDS eye panellists is available from the British Veterinary Association or The Kennel Club. However, when telephoning a panellist to book an appointment, owners of the breeds listed above, who wish to have gonioscopy performed should check whether this is available.
How is gonioscopy performed?
Gonioscopy is generally performed without dilating the pupil. After application of local anaesthetic drops to the eye, a special lens (goniolens) is placed on the surface of the cornea to enable the drainage angle to be examined. The test is then repeated on the other eye. Some dogs require sedation for the procedure to be carried out effectively. The fee for sedation is in addition to the cost of the test. The panellist who performs gonioscopy on your dog should be able to answer any questions that you may have about the findings. There is a set procedure for appealing against the results of an eye examination should you wish to do so and the panellist will supply the requisite leaflet, which is also available on the BVA Website entitled Information for Owners Leaflet. Appeals must be lodged in writing with the BVA within 30 days of the examination.
For more information please see BVA website under canine health scheme : Click Here