Treatment Options For Entropion In Dogs
Entropion is an eye condition that can affect dogs, cats, and humans. If not treated, it could cause serious damage to the surface of the eye. Fortunately, there are treatment options for entropion in dogs. In this article we look at the symptoms and treatment options of entropions. (max _bytes(150000):strip _icc()/american-bully-dog-breed with corneal ulcer- 1198620262-8ed57429ddc440699f2fa90c652aa03d. jpg) Entropion can be a condition that affects dogs under a year of age. Symptoms include excessive tearing, swelling, redness and staring.
If your dog shows any eye abnormalities, you should immediately contact your veterinarian. The eye diseases can progress rapidly without treatment. Entropions are thought to be genetic. Certain breeds are more prone to developing it. The eyes ligaments in short-nosed breeds (such as bulldogs) have more tension in them which may cause the eyes to roll inward. Conversely, the eye ligament in giant and sporting dog breeds may have excess weight. Entropy can be diagnosed based on an eye examination. Your vet will then need to see if your dog has corneural damage. If so, your pet will need additional treatment. The condition may also occur secondary to other eye diseases, trauma, or neurological disorders. The severity of the entropment will depend on the severity of your dog's condition. Topical antibiotic ointment may be used to prevent infections and to lubricate the eyes. After surgery, your dog will be sent home with an e- collar to prevent rubbing or scratching of the eyes . Topical and/or oral medications may also be needed to manage pain, reduce inflammation, and prevent infection. Your pet's veterinary doctor will regularly check your dogs's eyes to monitor their recovery and ensure the eyes are healthy. . . .