OMIA:000168-9986 : Cataract, generic in Oryctolagus cuniculus (rabbit)

In other species: chicken , grivet , crab-eating macaque , dog , giant panda , domestic ferret , domestic cat , lion , ass (donkey) , horse , taurine cattle , sheep , domestic guinea pig , degu , bald eagle , green monkey

Categories: Vision / eye phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Cross-species summary: Opacity of the lens of the eye.

Species-specific symbol: ca

Species-specific description: See Robinson (1958, p. 326)

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2022). OMIA:000168-9986: 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.

2015 Peng, X., Roshwalb, S., Cooper, T.K., Zimmerman, H., Christensen, N.D. :
High incidence of spontaneous cataracts in aging laboratory rabbits of an inbred strain. Vet Ophthalmol 18:186-90, 2015. Pubmed reference: 25123814. DOI: 10.1111/vop.12203.
2002 Munger, RJ., Langevin, N., Podval, J. :
Spontaneous cataracts in laboratory rabbits. Vet Ophthalmol 5:177-81, 2002. Pubmed reference: 12236868.
1964 Pau, H. :
[Histological findings in hereditary cataract in animals]. Ber Zusammenkunft Dtsch Ophthalmol Ges 65:238-40, 1964. Pubmed reference: 14260526.
1958 Robinson, R. :
Genetic studies of the rabbit. Bibliographia Genetica 17:229–558, 1958.
1937 Nachtsheim, H. :
Erbpathologische Untersuchungen am Kaninchen [Investigation of inherited defects in rabbits] Z. indo Abst. u. Vererbgs 73:463-466, 1937. DOI: 10.1007/BF01847500.

Edit History

  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 27 May 2011
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 29 Apr 2016
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 17 Sep 2022