Vitreous degeneration

Project description

Vitreous is a gel-like component in the eye that fills the posterior part of the globe giving it the typical round shape. In vitreous degeneration the normally clear and gel-like vitreous becomes watery and there might even be small amounts of the vitreous leaking to the anterior chamber. In addition, some small snowflake-like particles might be seen floating in the vitreous.

 

Breeds

Italian Greyhound, Whippet.

Samples from vitreous degeneration affected dogs in any breed are welcome.

 

Which samples are needed:

  • dogs that have been diagnosed with vitreous degeneration
  • 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