Canine Disease Information: Dermoids



  • Type Disease
    Eye
  • Name
    Dermoids
  • Abbreviation
    DRMDx
  • Description
    A dermoid is an area or fold of normal skin that forms in an abnormal area, usually on the cornea or conjunctiva. Dermoids affect one or both eyes and usually cause irritation.
  • How Transferred
    The mode of inheritance is not defined.
  • What to Look for
    Very small dermoids may cause no problems. Larger ones are usually irritating to the surface of the eye and can interfere with vision.
  • Diagnosis
    Dermoids are diagnosed by their appearance.
  • Treatment
    The abnormal patch of skin is removed surgically.
  • Breeding Considerations
    The inheritance of this condition is not clear; however it is best not to breed affected dogs.
  • Known Breeds Affected
    Dachshund\nDalmatian\nGerman shepherd\nSaint Bernard

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