Our breeder asked if we would have Kiwi’s eyes CERF (Canine Eye Registry Foundation) tested since Goldens are a breed that can develop Pigmentary Uveitis which can lead to cataracts, glaucoma and blindness. A few Goldens I know of have recently had eyes removed due to it and another boy that was diagnosed with it at a relatively young age (3 yrs).
There was an eye clinic this weekend being run by a veterinary ophthamologist from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan so we booked an appt for this morning for a CERF test. It was a busy, busy place and so many dogs waiting to be examined for serious eye issues 🙁
Thankfully Kiwi’s eyes tested normal and we will go every year or two to keep having them checked to make sure nothing changes.
These eye tests are complete eye exams. So although the breed is working hard against PU there are several other issues the vet can find and fix with the early intervention. I know of goldens with cysts removed, other eye issues fixed with drops, etc.