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Hereditary Cataracts (HC) are defined as the clouding of the lens of the eye.
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Hereditary Cataracts (HC) are defined as the clouding of the lens of the eye. Cataracts impair vision and, if progressive, may lead to total blindness because the lens normally focuses light on the retina to enable vision. Cataracts can develop in one eye or in both eyes due to the aging process, underlying diseases, injury or a genetic defect. In the Australian Shepherd, a genetic defect in the HSF4 gene is associated with HC.
Cataracts may start forming after 2 years of age with variable rate of progression and impaired vision.
Pubmed ID: 16939467
Omia ID: 1758