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How often to have eye exams?

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    December 23, 2020 4:47 PM EST

    This question was submitted during the webinar titled: PU - What's That? Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis:

    I took my dog to an eye specialist who said her eyes were clear and normal.  The doc suggested re-exams every 6 months. Do you agree? My vet said this seemed a little too often. Thoughts? 

    Dr. Wendy Townsend, DVM, MS, DACVO responded:

    If a dog has a normal exam, I tend to recommend recheck exams yearly. If multiple uveal cysts are noted, then I recommend recheck exams every 6 months - possibly every 3 months if there is a history of PU in the family.