Eye Disorders in Dogs

08/23/2015 14:24


Blue Book 2014 7th Edition.pdf (3,1 MB)

Together with the Genetics Committee of the ACVO (American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists), the OFA has recently completed the 7th Edition of “Ocular Disorders Presumed to be Inherited in Purebred Dogs,” commonly known as the Blue Book (download by clicking link above).  The 7th Edition contains statistics through the end of 2014.  The statistics represent all exam forms sent in by examining ACVO Ophthalmologists, regardless of whether the owners submitted the results for official certification.  The statistics are grouped by years:  1991 – 1999, 2000 – 2009, 2010 – 2013, and the last year 2014 displayed by itself.  The statistics prior to 2012 represent data previously collected by CERF.  French Bulldog information is on pages 390-394.


The text portion for each breed contains the breed specific Breeder Option or Ineligible for Certification conditions.  These are in addition to those conditions which are considered Ineligible for all breeds including:  Glaucoma, Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, certain Cataracts, Len Luxation/Subluxation, PHPV/PHTV, Retinal Detachment, Retinal Atrophy, Retinal Dysplasia, Optic Nerve Coloboma, and Optic Nerve Hypoplasia.  These pages represent the breed specific recommendations of the ACVO and are used by the OFA (and previously CERF) when issuing reports.