In Veterinary Ophthalmology, breed predisposition is extremely relevant. We hope that you find this list of commonly seen breeds and their common eye diseases helpful.


Australian Cattle Dog: PRA, secondary cataracts and LIU, Glaucoma, Lens Luxation
Australian Shepherd: CEA (Collie Eye Anomoly), Cataracts
Basenji: PPM (Persistent Pupillary Membranes) Beagle: Allergic Conjunctivitis and Dry Eye
Bichon Frise: Cataracts, Lens-Induced Uveitis, Retinal Detachment, Lazy Tear Ducts Border Collie: CEA, Diabetic
Cataracts Boxer: Indolent Corneal Ulceration, Iris Pigmentation and Iris Melanoma, Distichia
British Bulldog: Cherry Eye, Entropion, Distichia, Dry Eye
Bull Terrier Miniature: Lens Luxation
Cavalier KCS: Dry Eye, Distichia, Medial Entropion, oversized palpebral fissures
Chow Chow: Entropion
Chinese Crested: Dry Eye, Glaucoma
Cocker Spaniel: Entropion, Distichia, Ptosis, Dry Eye, Punctal Atresia Collie (Rough and Smooth): CEA, Horner's Syndrome Fox Terrier: Lens Luxation
German Shepherd: Pannus - cornea and third eyelid, Lens Luxation
Golden Retriever: Entropion, Punctal Atresia, Star Cataracts, Glaucoma, Retinal Dysplasia, Iris cysts, Horner's Syndrome Great Dane: Third Eyelid Cartilage eversion, Cherry Eye, Diamond eye/Entropion, Iris cysts
Greyhound: Pannus, PRA
Jack Russell Terrier: Lens Luxation Labrador: PRA, Entropion, Distichia, Retinal Dysplasia, Star Cataracts
Maltese: Glaucoma, Cataracts, Cherry Eye
Mastiff (all): Cherry Eye, Entropion
Miniature Schnauzer: Dry Eye, Cataracts (often diabetic)
Pomeranian: Cataracts, Corneal Lipid (older)
Poodle: Lazy tear ducts, Distichia, Cataracts, Glaucoma, PRA, Corneal Lipid (older) Pug: Oversized Palpebral Fissures, Pigmentary Keratitis, Corneal Ulceration, Cataracts Rottweiler: Entropion, Cherry Eye, Star Cataract
Samoyed: Dry Eye, Glaucoma, Indolent Ulcer
Sharpei: Entropion, Glaucoma
Shetland Sheepdog: CEA, Ectopic Cilia Shih Tzu: Dry Eye, Cataracts, Corneal Ulceration Siberian
Husky: Glaucoma, Uveitis
Staffordshire Bull Terrier: Distichia and Entropion


Persian: Viral Keratitis, Corneal Sequestrum, Medial Entropion, Tear Staining
Burmese: Corneal Sequestrum, Lipid Aqueous (young), Iris Cysts

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