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. As the disease progresses, day vision can also be impacted and lead to complete blindness.
When do signs and symptoms develop?
Night vision loss is first reported in puppies (6 weeks of age), but does not become detectable on ophthalmic exam until 2-3 years.
How do vets diagnose this condition?
Veterinarians perform a complete ocular exam and notice brown patches over the retina (back of the eye).
How is this condition treated?
Currently, there is no treatment for night blindness.