Some dog breeds are susceptible for such condition such as English Bulldog, Cocker Spaniel, Blood Hound, Shih Tzu and Mini Poodle.
Cherry Eye in Dogs Cost of Surgery
- The cost of complete and partial removal surgery may vary and it may leave the dog prone to dry eyes because the tear duct has been taken out.
- The most effective surgery method is the pocket technique, which is actually expensive and allows the dog to keep the tear ducts intact.
- It is not a guarantee however that surgery will completely remove cherry eye conditions.
Cherry Eye in Dogs Treatment
- Use of topical anti-inflammatory corticosteroid medications
- The condition is not dangerous for canines but it should be addressed to reduce the risk of complications that might result from cherry eye.
- After surgery, Elizabethan collar can be worn to keep the dog’s eyes far from the paw’s reach.
- Modern times have made it possible for veterinarians to use surgical repositioning to correct cherry eye, rather than removing it.
Symptoms of Cherry Eye in Dogs
- The most obvious symptom is the red mass protruding from the corner of the dog’s eye.
- Swelling around the area of the eye
- Red eyes
- Dryness of eyes
- Excessive tearing
- Abnormal discharge from the eye
- Dog’s repeated scratching of its eye with its paw
- Bumping into inanimate objects due to impaired vision