Glaucoma

Photo Ulla Kemppainen

Project description

Glaucoma is an eye disease that leads to degeneration of retinal and optic nerve cells. Glaucoma can lead to blindness even if properly treated. Elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) is a common finding in glaucoma and acute elevation of IOP causes severe pain for the dog. Glaucomas are further subdivided based on the pathological mechanism. Abnormal chamber angle (e.g. pectinate ligament dysplasia) predisposes to glaucoma.

 

Breeds

Basset Hound, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, English Springer Spaniel, Norwegian Elkhound, Siberian Husky, Welsh Springer Spaniel.

Samples from glaucoma affected dogs in any breed are welcome.

 

Which samples are needed:

  • dogs that have been diagnosed with glaucoma or predisposing structural abnormalities in the camber angle
  • close relatives (parents, siblings, offspring) of the affected dogs
  • healthy dogs over 6 years of age

 

Veterinary certificate copies requested from all eye examined dogs

  • veterinary ophthalmological certificates
  • other veterinary certificates

 

Links:

  1. How to participate.
  2. Health surveillance questionnaire.

 

Contact us:

Saija Ahonen, MSc. (saija.ahonen@helsinki.fi)

Maria Kaukonen, DVM (maria.kaukonen@helsinki.fi)

phone +358 (0) 29 4125678