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Know Canine Disease. Here is an example:
Lens luxation: With this disorder there is abnormal positioning of the lens within the eye. Normally the lens is suspended between the iris and the retina, held in position by the lens zonules and the adjacent vitreous (see diagram). There can be partial (sub-luxation) or complete displacement (luxation) of the lens from its normal site, either forward into the anterior chamber of the eye (in front of the pupil) or backward into the vitreous.
Forward (anterior) lens luxation in particular may cause an increase in the pressure within the eye (glaucoma), which if untreated leads to blindness.
Lens luxation may be primary (inherited), with certain breeds predisposed as listed below. Secondary luxation may occur in any breed as a result of trauma, inflammation, glaucoma or an intraocular tumor.