What Can Cause Blindness In Dogs?

What can cause blindness in dogs?

There are many diseases that can cause blindness in dogs. The most common causes will be discussed here. Some of them include:

  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS) or Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) or Degeneration (PRD)
  • Retinal Pigment Epithelial Degeneration (RPED) or Central PRA
  • Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration (SARD)
  • Severe or prolonged corneal diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetes
  • Congenital Malformations and Infections such as Microophthalmia
  • Uveodermatological Syndrome (UDS)
  • Detachment of the Retina due to injury
  • Pressure on the optic nerve due to injury or diease
  • Anophthalmia (being born with no eyes at all)

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) or Degeneration (PRD)


Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration (SARDS)


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