What it is: This congenital, inherited eye defect occurs when mutated chromosomes impair the development of the blood vessels that nourish the retina. The retina, sclera and choroid of both eyes are typically affected, making it a bilateral condition, or one that occurs on both sides of the body.
- No symptoms may be present
- Later stages may bring on associated eye conditions
- Final stages may be blindness
Treatment:No treatment exists for the condition, although a vet can diagnose it through genetic testing. Even though no known treatment can help with collie eye anomaly, pet insurance can still be beneficial for cover the cost of treatment if your dog develops related eye conditions that can be treated.
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