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Retinal Dysplasia in Dogs

Cost of Treatment: $ 250 to $2,000

What is Retinal Dysplasia in Dogs?

The retina is the neurological structure in the back of the eye which receives light and converts it into an electrical signal. This electrical signal is transmitted to the brain and is interpreted by the brain as vision.

Retinal dysplasia is an eye disease affecting the retina of animals and, less commonly, humans. It is usually a no progressive disease and can be caused by viral infections, drugs, vitamin A deficiency, or genetic defects. Retinal dysplasia is characterized by folds or rosettes (round clumps) of the retinal tissue.

Dog with different color eyesWhich Dog Breeds Are Most Commonly Affected by Retinal Dysplasia?

  • Labrador Retrievers
  • Akitas
  • American Cocker Spaniels
  • Australian Shepherds
  • Bedlington Terriers
  • Beagles
  • Dobermans
  • English Springer Spaniels
  • Rottweilers
  • Old English Sheepdogs
  • Sealyham Terriers
  • Yorkshire Terriers

Symptoms of Retinal Dysplasia in Dogs

  • Partial or incomplete vision loss

Treatment of Retinal Dysplasia in Dogs

 There is no treatment for retinal dysplasia.

Resources for Retinal Dysplasia in Dogs

  1. Retinal Dysplasia and Retinal Folds by Julie Gionfriddo, D.V.M., Dip. A.C.V.O

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