Cherry Eye Is A Common Eye Problem In Dogs, And It'S Not Always Easy To Fix

Cherry eye is seen in young dogs from six months to two years old. The most common breeds affected are cocker spaniels, bulldogs, beagles, bloodhounds, Lhasa apsos, mastiffs, Shih Tzus. Cats are rarely affected, but it has been reported in Burmese and Persian breeds. A red swelling on the edge of the third eye is usually the first sign of a cherry eye. This may occur in one or both eyes. Some dogs may not have any other symptoms. Others may have increased tear production and inflamed conjunctiva :max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/CherryEyeJoelMills-56a9c1df3df78cf772aa49d3. jpg (JPG) The lacrimal (tear) gland of the second eye is held in place by tissue fibers. Some breeds have weaker fibers so the gland protrudes.

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When the gland goes off, it does not pump blood properly and may not produce tears. Tucking is a procedure that involves removing tissue directly over the gland. Imbrication is a newer technique. It involves using tiny cuts to close the gap. Complications can include:Inflammation or swelling as the cuts dissolve. Failure of the ring to hold and associated discomfort. Removal of the upper eye glands used to be the most popular remedy for cherry eye disease. Now that we know the full significance of this gland, and its ability to produce tear film, this is not the preferred treatment. If the lower eyeid gland fails to produce adequate tears, a thick yellow discharge results. . . .

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