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Pet Health Concerns: Collie Eye Anomaly

Collie Eye Anomaly, also known as CEA is an eye condition found in Collie breeds. Symptoms of this condition consist of optic disc defects, possible hemorrhage, and retinal detachment. Other symptoms can cause abnormalities in the posterior part of the eye, which can eventually result in a range of mild to severe blindness.

This condition is inherited and is caused by a recessive gene.  Collie breeds that may be affected by CEA are Collie’s, Border Collies, Australian Shepherds, and Shetland Sheepdogs. Collie Eye Anomaly can be diagnosed by your veterinarian using an ophthalmoscope to check for abnormalities in your dogs eyes. Unfortunately, there is no current cure or treatment available for this condition.

Learn more about Collie Eye Anomaly in dogs by checking out our Pet Health Concerns Guide. By enrolling your pet with Trupanion pet insurance, your cat or dog’s policy will include coverage for diagnostic tests, medications, surgeries, hereditary and congenital disorders, as long as treatment for a certain condition is required after enrolling and is not pre-existing. 

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