Pectinate ligament dysplasia (PLD)

Project description

Pectinate ligament dysplasia (PLD) refers to abnormal structure of the pectinate ligaments in the chamber angles. PLD predisposes to glaucoma, which in turn can be a vision-threatening disease, especially if left untreated.



Basset Hound, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Flat-Coated Retriever, Siberian Husky.

Samples from PLD affected dogs in any breed are welcome.


Which samples are needed:

  • dogs that have been diagnosed with PLD
  • 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



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


Contact us:

Maria Kaukonen, DVM (

phone +358 (0) 29 4125678