SARDS and IMR
SARDS and IMR are conditions that cause the onset of sudden blindness in dogs, including Dachshunds.
SARDS is Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome
IMR is Immune Mediated Retinopathy
For a comprehensive source of information on these two conditions which can affect Dachshunds, visit http://www.sardsawareness.org/
Dr. Sinisa Grozdanic, D.V.M., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Comparative Ophthalmology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa. He is one of the leading researchers on SARDS/IMR. His May 2009 Microsoft PowerPoint presentation on SARDs/IMR is available here. The file has been converted to Adobe PDF format for portability.