Canine Disease Information: Dermoids
- Type Disease
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.
Dermoids are diagnosed by their appearance.
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