Cataracts & Eye Disease

 

OFA Eye Certification Registry (CAER) www.ofa.org/eye_overview.html

Many disease and disorders that affect a dogs eyes have genetic factors.

  • Cataracts can affect the Lagotto Romagnolo and are one of the ten disorders the OFA recommends against breeding affected dogs in all breeds.
  • No minimum age requirement for exam. Certifications are valid for one (1) year from the date of the exam. Dogs being bred should have a valid certification on record prior to being bred.
  • Only a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist may perform the eye clearance exam.
  • The “CERF” registry closed in June 2014 – dogs listed as having ‘CERF’ clear exam may not be current.
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