Optic nerve hypoplasia in three Miniature Poodles

J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1981 Jan 1;178(1):49-54.


Three young Miniature Poodles, including 2 littermates, were referred independently for evaluation of visual deficits and aberrant behavior. One dog was blind, another had minimal useful vision, and a 3rd had relatively normal vision-directed behavior. Reduced pupillary reflexes and poor menace responses were demonstrable in 5 of 6 eyes. The diagnosis in each case was optic nerve hypoplasia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Dog Diseases / congenital*
  • Dog Diseases / diagnosis
  • Dog Diseases / pathology
  • Dogs
  • Female
  • Male
  • Optic Nerve / abnormalities*
  • Optic Nerve / pathology