Early Onset Progressive Retinal Atrophy (EO-PRA) is an inherited eye disease that affects the Spanish Water Dog breed. This disease is caused by degeneration of retinal photoreceptor cells which are used for vision in both dim and bright light. Symptoms of the disease present early with vision issues becoming apparent at approximately 1 year of age. The disease gradually progresses with significant vision loss by approximately 4-5 years of age. Dogs will initially experience reduced vision in dim light (also known as night blindness) and can also include issues with peripheral vision. As the disease progresses, dogs will eventually start to experience reduced vision in brighter light. Physical signs of the disease can be observed during a veterinary eye exam.
Additional GenSol Tests for Spanish Water Dog Diseases
- HYPERURICOSURIA (HU)
- NEUROAXONAL DYSTROPHY SPANISH WATER DOG (NAD-SWD)
- PROGRESSIVE ROD-CONE DEGENERATION (PRA-PRCD)
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