Ocular Melanosis (OM) is a disease of the
eye which in
dogs is almost found
exclusively in the
Terrier. Until recently it was known as pigmentary
disease is caused by an increase of
in the iris,
surrounding structures. This infiltration of
pigment can block
the part of the eye through which fluid drains. The increased fluid in
the eye leads to increased pressure, which is glaucoma. Humans can also
have the disease, sometimes known as
pigmentary dispersion syndrome.
- Gelatt, Kirk N. (ed.)(1999). Veterinary Ophthalmology (3rd ed.).
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
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