Laguna Niguel, CA - Some people think that having a dog go blind is an automatic reason to have it put down, as it would be cruel to keep the dog alive. But this is not based in fact.
Blind dogs, as long as they are cared for properly, can live happy, satisfying lives.Although many canine eye diseases can be treated with medication or surgery, sometimes the eye disease is so severe that blindness in both eyes is the result. Two conditions which can cause this in dogs are progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) and glaucoma.
PRA is an inherited condition in which the retina of the dog’s eyes gradually and permanently deteriorates and usually affects a dog’s vision when he is around six to eight years old. Glaucoma is a condition characterized by increased pressure within the eye itself and can result in damage to the optic nerve as well as the retina, causing vision loss if the pressure cannot be controlled.
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