Disorder - Retinal detachmentOrgan Systems Involved
Hereditary retinal detachment
Retinal dysplasia is due to the incorrect formation of the retina (the back surface of the eye, which collects visual information to be sent to the brain), resulting in reduced or complete loss of vision.
Owners observe reduced or complete loss of vision from as early as about six to eight weeks of age. Retinal dysplasia can be present in two forms: a mild form known as multifocal retinal dysplasia and the much more severe variation known as total retinal dysplasia. Dogs with multiple retinal dysplasia lead a normal life with no apparent clinical signs, as their vision is not severely disturbed. Dogs with total retinal dysplasia suffer blindness in either one or both eyes.
Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois and Groenendael)
Bernese mountain dog
Old English sheepdog
Further Reference Material [OMIA Number]
Ksenja Prejac Vucko