OMIA:000830-9685 : Retinal atrophy, progressive, generic in Felis catus (domestic cat)

In other species: dog , sheep

Categories: Vision / eye phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Progressive, non-inflammatory degeneration or dysplasia of rods and cones or just of rods, leading to firstly night blindness, and later to blindness during the day.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2020). OMIA:000830-9685: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

2011 Narfström, K., Menotti Raymond, M., Seeliger, M. :
Characterization of feline hereditary retinal dystrophies using clinical, functional, structural and molecular genetic studies. Vet Ophthalmol 14 Suppl 1:30-6, 2011. Pubmed reference: 21923821. DOI: 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2011.00915.x.
2004 Ekesten, B., Narfström, K. :
Abnormal dark-adapted ERG in cats heterozygous for a recessively inherited rod-cone degeneration. Vet Ophthalmol 7:63-7, 2004. Pubmed reference: 14738510.
2002 Djojadiningrat-Laanen, S.C., Vaessen, M.M.A.R., Stades, F.C., Boeve, M.H., van, de, Sandt, R.R.O.V. :
Progressive retinal atrophy in Abyssinian and Somali cats in the Netherlands (1981-2001) Tijdschrift voor Diergeneeskunde 127:508-514, 2002. Pubmed reference: 12244853.
2001 Narfstrom, K., Ehinger, B., Bruun, A. :
Immunohistochemical studies of cone photoreceptors and cells of the inner retina in feline rod-cone degeneration Veterinary Ophthalmology 4:141-145, 2001. Pubmed reference: 11422996.
Nilsson, S.F.E., Maepea, O., Alm, A., Narfstrom, K. :
Ocular blood flow and retinal metabolism in Abyssinian cats with hereditary retinal degeneration Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 42:1038-1044, 2001. Pubmed reference: 11274083.
1998 Ivert, L., Gouras, P., Naeser, P., Narfstrom, K. :
Photoreceptor allografts in a feline model of retinal degeneration Graefes Archive for Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology 236:844-852, 1998.
1989 Bedford, P.G.C. :
Control of inherited retinal degeneration in dogs and cats in the United Kingdom Journal of Small Animal Practice 30:172-177, 1989.
1981 Narfstrom, K. :
PRA in Abyssinian cats in Sweden (correspondence) Veterinary Record 109:24, 1981.
Narfstrom, K. :
Progressive retinal atrophy in Abyssinian cats Svensk Veterinartidning 33:147-150, 1981.
1963 Rubin, L.F. :
Atrophy of rods and cones in the cat retina Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 142:1415-1420, 1963. Pubmed reference: 13983005.

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