What is Cherry Eye?
Cherry eye is a condition that occurs when the gland in your pet’s third eyelid becomes inflamed and protrudes from the eye. This condition is often caused by genetics, but it can also be triggered by trauma or infection. Cherry eye can be uncomfortable for your pet and can also cause eye irritation, discharge, and infection.
What is Cherry Eye Repair?
Cherry eye repair is a surgical procedure that involves repositioning the gland in your pet’s third eyelid back into its normal position. This procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia to ensure your pet’s comfort and safety.
What are the Benefits of Cherry Eye Repair?
Cherry eye repair can provide significant relief for pets who are suffering from this condition. This procedure can also prevent long-term complications, such as eye infections or corneal ulcers.
What is the Recovery Process Like?
After the procedure, your pet will need to rest and recover for a few days. We will provide you with detailed instructions for post-operative care, including pain management and monitoring for any signs of complications. Your pet may need to wear an Elizabethan collar to prevent them from scratching or rubbing at their eyes.
At VIP Animal Hospital, we understand that every pet is unique, and we strive to provide personalized care tailored to your pet’s individual needs. If you think your pet may have cherry eye, please contact us to schedule a consultation. Our experienced veterinarians will be happy to discuss this procedure with you and help you make an informed decision about your pet’s care.