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Hi guys,

Whilst my dog was modelling the new hoody I bought him, I thought I'd take a flash photo to remember the moment, and this was the result (this photo was NOT Photoshopped or touched up in anyway) -
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Apart from the joy that I have my very own X-Men, I wondered if this photo is highlighting any eye health issues I should be concerned about?

Thanks.


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No problem--I'll just quote an explanation from Petplace.com:

"You eagerly sift through your newly developed photos, anticipating the award-winning photos of your adorable, brown-eyed dog. Instead, ghostly green eyes shine back at you, as if your romping, happy puppy had lost his soul.

Why does your dog's eyes shine in such a creepy way in photos? The answer is, for the same reasons our eyes come out red – because of the way the flash is reflected off the back of our eyes. The difference in color of the reflection is due to the structure of the eye. In a person, flash photography makes our eyes appear devilish red. This is because the flash reflects off the a blood vessel rich layer behind the retina.

In dogs (and many other animals), the retina has a reflective layer behind it called the tapetum lucidum. This layer acts like a mirror, reflecting light at the back of their eyes. The reflective layer is what helps dogs and cats see better at night. Light is reflected outward, giving the dog's retina a second chance to absorb to absorb the rays ."
 

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That is the Tapetum Lucidum, a part of the eye that often reflects camera flash.

Now worries, not a health issue.

Edit: Melbrod, fast woman that she is, beat me to it.
 

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LMAO!!!! That's a keeper!
Eye flash isn't a reliable means of detecting eye problems.
If it's any consolation I used to wonder the same thing.
/sucker for glow eyed pics. Never gets old for me :) :) :)
 
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