What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?
Most dogs affected with CMR show no clinical signs. Mild vision loss may be apparent in the worst cases and include bumping into walls and a reduced ability to track toys or other objects.
When do signs and symptoms develop?
CMR typically develops in puppies at 11 to 16 weeks and becomes stable by the time they are 1 year old.
How do vets diagnose this condition?
CMR is typically only identified when a vet examines the back of the eye which, in dogs with CMR, reveals multiple retinal abnormalities that range from small, flat folds (called "retinal folds") to larger, irregularly edged raised lesions (called "geographic lesions").
How is this condition treated?
Currently, there is no treatment for CMR. However, CMR rarely affects vision to a significant degree, and as we stated, even the associated retinal abnormalities can regress over time.