Cherry Eye In Dogs: Cost Of Surgery, Symptoms And Treatments

February 3, 2011 | Healthy Dog | Leave a Comment |

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

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