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The disease is characterized by microphthalmia and other ocular abnormalities, such as persistent pupillary membranes, glaucoma, retinal degeneration and cataracts. Other signs may include stunted growth, decreased platelet counts, anemia, and possibly behavioral abnormalities.
Affected puppies are often euthanized due to the lack of vision, and in some instances to behavioral problems.
Persistent pupillary membranes, glaucoma, retinal degeneration and cataracts.
Shaw GC, Tse MPY, Miller AD. Microphthalmia With Multiple Anterior Segment Defects in Portuguese Water Dogs. Vet Pathol. 2019 Mar;56(2):269-273. doi: 10.1177/0300985818794248. Epub 2018 Aug 21. PMID: 30131012.