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Variation in intraocular pressure following application of tropicamide in three different dog breeds

Nicole R Taylor, Andrew J Zele, Algis J Vingrys, Robin G Stanley



OBJECTIVE: To record intraocular pressure (IOP) of three different dog breeds following administration of one drop of 1% tropicamide. ANIMALS: Three dog breeds -- Golden Retrievers (n = 20), Siberian Huskies (n = 20) and English Cocker Spaniels (n = 36) -- were studied. PROCEDURE: IOPs were measured using a Tonopen following corneal anesthesia with a single drop of 0.5% proxymetacaine. A drop of 0.5% tropicamide was then administered bilaterally and a second IOP measurement was taken 30 min later (postdilation). The difference between the two measurements was considered as the effect of mydriasis on IOP. RESULTS: Dogs had an average IOP of 14.9 +/- 3.2 mmHg, with 95% confidence limits rangin..

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