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Canine LCA (Retinal Dystrophy) Overview

Canine LCA (Retinal Dystrophy)
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Category: Ophthalmologic (Associated with the Eyes)

Gene: RPE65

Variant Detected: c.460_463delAAGA

Severity: Scale 3 has a moderate degree of severity, as it is not a fatal disease, though it can decrease the quality of life.

Mode of Inheritance: Autosomal Recessive

Test Overview: The briard dog is affected with a recessively inherited retinal disorder characterized by congenital night blindness with various degrees of visual impairment under photopic illumination. Vision in affected dogs ranges from normal day vision to profound day blindness [1]. The disease was initially described in Swedish dogs as a stationary disorder analogous to human congenital stationary night blindness.

Research Citation(s): Aguirre et al. 1998

Associated Breed(s): Briard,  Mixed Breed,