oa Journal of the South African Veterinary Association - The incidence of eye disease in dogs in a veterinary academic hospital: 1772 cases

Volume 67, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1019-9128
  • E-ISSN: 2224-9435



Information on the incidence of eye disease in dogs, presented to the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital, was extracted from the records of the ophthalmology clinic for the 5 years 1990-1995. The German shepherd dog and maltese each accounted for more than twice as many patients as any other breed. The most important diseases according to breed incidence were cataracts, glaucoma, corneal ulcers, progressive retinal atrophy, iris prolapse, pannus/pigmentation and keratoconjunctivitis sicca. Problem areas in private practice were clearly identifiable and arose for different reasons.

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