The cornea is the outside layer of a Yorkie dog's eye. This condition describes the clouding of the cornea. This is an inherited canine eye disease and will affect both eyes equally.
Gray or white crystal-like matter will start to grow on the Yorkie dog's eyes. In nearly every case, both eyes are affected in the same amount of severity.
Currently, there is not a treatment. Luckily, this issue is not painful. While it can have an effect on how clearly a Yorkie can see, it hardly ever fully blocks the dog's eyesight.
Eye Care & Grooming
The best thing that you can do for a Yorkie is to keep the eyes clean and the hair out of them...therefore grooming
is very important. It is amazing how easily a stray hair can scratch the eye of this breed.
The eye area should be wiped down at least once a day (though once after each meal is best). You will want to use a quality canine eye wipe that is the right texture to pick up tiny debris and also works to combat tear stains. If you do not opt for this and instead only use a damp wash cloth, do please then also dry the area; if not the hairs will remain moist and red yeast can grow. Red yeast is what causes most tear staining issues. Cleaning your Yorkie's eyes on a regular basis will keep them free from dirt, debris, eye "gook", dust, foreign objects and to keep these elements from building up and then entering the eye itself.
Excess hair should either be trimmed short so that no strands come close to the eye or be pulled back into a topknot.
If a Yorkie displays any of the above symptoms of an eye issue, he/she should be brought to an experienced and trusted veterinarian right away. Treatments work best when the health issue is determined early.