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Axonal Dystrophy

Genetic Mutations Lead to Defects in Canine Cornea

Among the many inherited conditions that can affect your dog's eyes are a group known as corneal dystrophies. These conditions cause abnormal corneal development, usually in both eyes, and lead to various problems with the animal's vision. Depending upon the type, one or more layers of the cornea (the transparent lens that covers the front of the eye) will be affected. The major types of corneal dystrophies are:Epithelial Dystrophy, which causes shallow but painful ulcers and erosion on the surface of the cornea.Endothelial Dystrophy, which affects the function of the endothelial cells, causing a buildup of fluid in the cornea (also known as corneal edema). [...]

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