Genetics of Canine Glaucoma
Gillian McLellan, BVMS, PhD, DACVO, DECVO
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Primary glaucomas are a leading cause of irreversible and incurable vision loss in dogs. Several genetic defects and risk loci have been identified for a few breed-specific forms of canine glaucoma, but much more work is needed. Gaining knowledge about genetic mutations is critical in our battle against canine glaucoma as this will not only allow us to decrease disease prevalence through DNA testing and selective breeding, but it will also aid in early diagnosis and in the development of more effective therapies and potential cures.
In this webinar, Dr. McLellan will review the current status of canine glaucoma genetics, including available genetic testing, and elaborate on ongoing and future research strategies that will benefit from the support of veterinary ophthalmologists.
Dr. McLellan’s presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. We encourage veterinary ophthalmologists to contribute with questions and ideas.