What is Entropion?
Entropion is a condition in which the eyelid rolls inward, causing the lashes to rub against the cornea and leading to irritation, infection, and potential vision loss. This condition is more common in certain breeds, including Shar-Peis and Bulldogs, but can occur in any breed or mixed-breed dog.
Symptoms of Entropion
The symptoms of entropion can vary depending on the severity of the condition, but common signs include:
- Redness and inflammation of the eye
- Excessive tearing or discharge from the eye
- Squinting or excessive blinking
- Eye pain or discomfort
- Changes in the size or shape of the eye
If you suspect that your pet is experiencing entropion, it’s important to seek veterinary care right away. Delaying treatment can lead to more severe complications, including vision loss and further damage to the eye.
During entropion surgery, our experienced veterinary surgeons will carefully remove a small section of skin and muscle from the affected eyelid, effectively repositioning the eyelid and preventing it from rolling inward. This procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and may require an overnight stay in the hospital for monitoring and pain management.
After the procedure, your pet will need to wear an Elizabethan collar to prevent them from scratching or rubbing the surgical site. Our veterinary team will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions, including information about pain management and monitoring for potential complications.
At VIP Animal Hospital, we are committed to providing your pet with the highest quality of care possible. If you suspect that your pet is experiencing entropion, don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment. Our team of veterinary professionals is here to help you and your pet get back to enjoying life together.