Loki’s eyelid trouble
Loki is a young French bulldog who presented to our clinic with a 'cherry eye', the common name for a prolapsed third eyelid gland. Bulldogs and other short-nosed breeds are particularly prone to this condition.
‘Cherry Eye’ occurs when the third eyelid (the hidden eyelid in dogs and cats that comes across from the inner aspect of the eye) rolls outwards and the gland underneath becomes exposed, irritated and swollen looking like a little cherry! If left untreated, the eye can become prone to infection, worsening ulceration and become very painful, sometimes requiring surgical removal. If, as in Loki's case, these are treated early by suturing the gland back into place under a general anaesthetic, we can protect the gland and make it much less likely to happen again.
Loki is doing great after her surgery and her eye will soon be much more comfortable!