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Golden retriever pigmentary uveitis resources

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    December 17, 2020 2:27 PM EST

    Dr. Wendy Townsend, DVM, MS, DACVO shared these links to additional resources related to the topic of her webinar: PU - What's That? Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis:

    1) Golden retriever pigmentary uveitis: Challenges of diagnosis and treatment Townsend WM, Huey JA, McCool E, King A, Diehl KA - Vet Ophth Vol 23(5); Sept 2020

    Abstract:  Pigmentary uveitis (PU), also known as Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis (GRPU), is a common ocular condition of Golden Retrievers that has severe, vision‐threatening ocular complications and can require surgical intervention. In order to ensure consistency in the diagnosis of GRPU between examiners, a specified set of diagnostic criteria must be applied. This is critical to ensure owners, breeders, and veterinary ophthalmologists maintain confidence in the ocular certification process. Therefore, current and former members of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists’ Genetics Committee came together to draft this Viewpoint Article on the challenges of diagnosis and treatment of Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis for veterinary ophthalmologists, Golden Retriever owners, and Golden Retriever breeders. Read the article 

    2) Golden retriever pigmentary uveitis: Vision loss, risk factors for glaucoma, and effect of treatment on disease progression - Jost HE, Townsend WM, Moore GE, Liang S - Vet Ophth Vol 23(6); Nov 2020

    Objective: In previous reports, almost half of Golden Retrievers with Pigmentary Uveitis (GRPU) have lost vision in an eye within a year of diagnosis. The purpose of this study was to determine the proportion of GRPU affected dogs with vision loss, risk factors for the development of glaucoma, and effect of treatment on disease progression. Read the article