Glaucoma and lens subluxation in a crossbred Puli X Pumi dog: a case report

Monica Ragusa, Michela Pugliese, Domenico Britti, Ernesto Palma, Antonio Pugliese


The Pumi is a rare sheep-herding terrier breed dog selected in Hungary from the Puli breed mixed with French and German herding dogs since the 17th century. The current case report described a 9.5 years old, cross-breed Puli/Pumi, male dog with clinical signs of glaucoma and intraocular inflammation accompanied  by lens subluxation and no abnormal gonioscopic findings in the left eye. At the presentation,  the dog appeared painful and blind in the left eye. Diagnose of glaucoma was made at the ophthalmological examination. Furthermore, glaucoma was suspected to be caused by a primary subluxation and vitreous debris. An intensive medical treatment was performed without considerable improve of eye condition, and disruption of ciliary body was finally performed through gentamicin injection. One week after surgery, there was a severe reduction of IOP in the left eye from the preoperative value of 50 mmHg to 9 mmHg. Persistent intraocular inflammation justified postoperative treatment with topical corticoids. So far there are no published reports of inherited ocular conditions in Pumi and in this crossbreed and/or the numbers of individuals for which examinations are recorded are too low to identify the presence of significant ocular disorders. Examinations are encouraged to accumulate information and reduce the likelihood of undetected conditions becoming problematic.


glaucoma; lens, subluxation; Pumi; dog

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