The Eye Scheme was established in 1966 as a means of identifying inherited, and non-inherited eye conditions in dogs. It is a clinical eye examination carried out by Specialist Veterinary Ophthalmologists. The scheme is open to all breeds of dog including cross breeds and non Kennel Club registered dogs.
What is hereditary eye disease?
There are many types of eye disease, both congenital (conditions that exist from birth) and non-congenital (conditions that develop later in life) that affect dogs. Many of these conditions can have serious effects on health and welfare, causing pain and or blindness, and possibly the need for lifelong medication. All of these should be taken into consideration when breeding dogs.
Please click Here to view the list of Inherited Eye Disease and the breeds affected.