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Ophthalmologic

This is an eye condition.

Congenital Stationary Night Blindness

What is Congenital Stationary Night Blindness?

CSNB causes blindness at night, but normal vision during the day time hours. This is a non-progressive disease, meaning that vision will not worsen over time.

What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?

Puppies with night blindness often appear normal during the day, but will run into walls and other objects at night.

When do signs and symptoms develop?

Signs first develop in young dogs.

How do vets diagnose this condition?

Veterinary Ophthalmologists can perform specialized diagnostics to confirm a diagnosis of CSNB.

How is this condition treated?

Currently, there is no treatment for night blindness.

What actions should I take if my dog is affected?

  • Keeping lights on at night to help your dog navigate is one of the best things you can do at home.