Health & Research

Experts Answer Pigmentary Uveitis Questions

eyehealthThere has been a great deal of discussion regarding pigmentary uveitis since it was first described as a disease of Golden Retrievers (Sapienza et al, 2000). The Health and Genetics Committee recommends yearly eye exams and online recording of eye exams for a lifetime in Golden Retrievers who have been bred. It is hoped that these recommendations will allow breeders to identify dogs who have had healthy eyes for a full lifetime. In addition, for the sake of early detection and more effective treatment, many ophthalmologists recommend annual eye exams for all Golden Retrievers beginning in early adulthood and continuing to an advanced age. The accompanying article was developed to provide members with expert opinions. The figure below is provided to help with some of the terms used in the article.

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