What is Entropion and entropion surgery
Entropion is the inversion or rolling inward of all or part of the edge of the eyelid, which causes the eyelashes to come into contact with the outside of the eyeball; causing irritation and can severely damage the eye. It is common in the Sharpei breed. If you are unable to see dogs eyes clearly then they will mostly need an Entropion Surgery.
Entropion is also seen in most dog breeds, although there are some breeds that are more commonly affected than others. These include the Akita, Pug, Chow Chow, Sharpei, St. Bernard, Cocker Spaniel, Boxer, English Springer Spaniel, Welsh Springer Spaniel, Labrador Retriever, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Neapolitan Mastiff, Bull Mastiff, Great Dane, Irish Setter, Shiba Inu, Rottweiler, Poodle and particularly Bloodhound. The condition is usually present by six months of age. If left untreated, the condition can cause such trauma to the eye that it will require removal.
Entropion has also been seen in cat breeds. Typically it is secondary to trauma, or infection leading to chronic eyelid changes. It is also seen secondary to enophthalmos. Congenital cases are also seen with the brachicephalic breeds being over represented. Upper lid entropion involves the eyelashes rubbing on the eye, but the lower lid usually has no eyelashes, so little or no hair rubs on the eye. Surgical correction is used in most cases.
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If you suspect your pet has sore irritated eyes or you notice eyelashes touching your pets eye, or any part of the eyelid turn in, please make an appointment to see one of our vets or contact us for advice, we’re here to help.
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