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Do the pupils need to be dilated to examine for PU?

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    December 23, 2020 5:36 PM EST

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

    When going for regular check ups after PU is diagnosed, is it typical to continue to have to dilate the eyes for the exam? 

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

    Yes, dilating the pupil is a key part of the exam to ensure that we get a good look at the lens and behind the iris to see uveal cysts. Dilation is very, very important.