Progressive rod cone degeneration
Progressive rod cone degeneration (PRCD) is an autosomal-recessive genetic ocular disease characterised by degeneration of the photoreceptor cells in the retina, eventually leading to complete blindness.
This genetic disease has been reported in many breeds.
PRCD is a late onset form of PRA, however there is variation of the age of onset between the many breeds it affects. Variation in the time of onset is due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
A breed-specific PCR test is available for testing for this condition.
There is no known treatment for this condition and severely affected individual dogs often remain blind.