You Make The Diagnosis: Eye Problems in Welsh Corgi

Welsh Corgi or the Pembroke Corgi are prone to certain eye problems. Thankfully, the beautiful dog pictured below does not have any issues. As you can see, she has beautiful eyes. Name the common eye diseases in this breed. These diseases may be inherited, congenital or acquired.

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  1. Distichiasis which means abnormal eye lashes that create problems when they rub on the cornea.
  2. Cataracts.
  3. Persistent pupillary membranes which look like a spider web in the eye.
  4. Retinal dysplasia and detachment.


-Ketring, Kerry. Breed Predispositions of Eye Disorders. VIN Associate Database, 10/27/2005.

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Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.