Ophthalmology Grants

Through the Ophthalmology Research Program Area, the AKC Canine Health Foundation will support basic and clinical research into diseases of the canine eye. Areas of emphasis within this program area include genetics, mechanisms of disease, pathology and molecular interactions important to the eye, and clinical application of research findings to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the eye and visual system.

Active Grants:

 02572-MOU  Characterization of Retinal Phenotypes and their Association with RPGRIP1 and Modifiers in English Springer Spaniels
 02608-A   Identification of Genetic Risk Factors for Primary Closed Angle Glaucoma and Pectinate Ligament Abnormality in the Basset Hound
 02569-MOU  Development of a Polygenic Risk Model for Pigmentary Uveitis in Golden Retrievers
 02590-A  Histologic characterization of Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis
 02432-A  Tears as a Source of Biomarkers for Dry Eye in the Dog
 2517  Genetics of Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma in the Siberian Husky
 02403-MOU  Microphthalmia and Delayed Growth Syndrome in the Portuguese Water Dog
 02332-A  Identification of Mutations for Primary Lens Luxation in Multiple Dog Breeds
 2336  Genetics of Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma in American Cocker Spaniels
 02164-MOU  Determining the Genetic Contribution to Boxer Corneal Ulcers

Previously Awarded Grants:

 2340  Clinical and Genetic Background of Progressive Retinal Atrophy in Miniature Schnauzers
 2061  Emergence of Pigmentary Uveitis as a Potential Cause of Cataracts and Glaucoma
 02243-A  Genomic Profiling of Canine Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy
 02105-A  The Genetics of Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca in West Highland White Terrier
 2057  Identification of the Genetic Cause of Corneal Ulcers
 02145-A  Prevention of Glaucoma and Goniodysgenesis through Genetic Profiling of Disease
 02146-A  Development of a Novel Drug Delivery System to Prevent Vision Loss in Canine Cataract Patients
 1594  Identifying the Genes Associated with Glaucoma
 01727-A  Emergence of Pigmentary Uveitis as a Potential Cause of Cataracts and Glaucoma
 01874-A  Identifying the Genes That Confer Risk for Development of Cataracts
 1612  Regulation of Inflammation to Prevent Cataract Surgery Complications
 01670-A  Pinpointing the causal mutation(s) underlying a genome-wide association signal for hereditary cataract in Northern breeds
 00351-A  Identifying the Mode of Inheritance for Primary Lens Luxation and Juvenile Cataracts in the Parson Russell Terrier
 2277  Identification of the Genetic Cause or Causes for Cataracts in Several Breeds
 2227  Defining the Mode of Inheritance for Primary Lens Luxation and Juvenile Cataracts in the Jack Russell Terrier

The AKC Canine Health Foundation funds research in 23 different Research Program Areas for the health of all dogs. These program areas enable the Foundation to create depth in our research portfolio and help us to be responsive to the health concerns of our constituents.


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