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The Lhasa Apso is known to suffer from a few health problems. For example, it is known to suffer from sebaceous ddenitis - a hereditary skin disease that occurs primarily in Standard Poodles, but has also been reported in a number of other breeds, including the Lhasa Apso. They are also known to suffer from the genetic disease progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) which can render them blind. They also suffer from other eye diseases like cherry eye and keratoconjunctivitis sicca ("KCS" or dry eye syndrome). Ethical, responsible breeders will have their breeding dogs checked yearly (CERF'd) by a canine ophthalmologist to check that they are not developing the disease, which is heritable in offspring.