Cherry Eye Treatment near Dudley
WHAT IS CHERRY EYE?
Trusted Vets formerly Tudor House, offers cherry eye removal and replacement of cherry eyes. Our practice is famous throughout the UK for its cherry eye procedures and has been for many years now; we see people from all over the country daily for these procedures.
You can also rest assured that Trusted Vets, formerly Tudor house removal procedures, will never be carried out while your dog is awake! All of our procedures are carried out while your dog is happy sleeping, meaning zero pain or stress for your best friend.
Cherry Eye Treatment FAQs
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF CHERY EYE?
Symptoms of cherry eye result in the characteristic appearance of ‘cherry eye’ – a pink blob in the corner of the dog’s eye which protrudes near the nose. Your dog’s eye may become dry, irritated, red and inflamed as a result.
You may see abnormal discharge leaking from the eyes.
Cherry eye can be made worse by the pet’s paw if they rub their face.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT FOR CHERRY EYE?
Cherry Eye is treated surgically. Surgery consists of re-positioning the gland back into its place. This is accomplished using the modified Morgan pocket technique that allows the third eyelid to move normal postoperatively, whereas some of the tacking procedures restrict the movement of the third eyelid. If the third eyelid is unable to move normally, it may decrease its ability to protect the cornea and spread the tear film.
WHAT IS THE SUCCESS RATE FOR CHERRY EYE TREATMENT?
Overall, this technique has a very high chance of success (95%) providing post-op care instructions are followed correctly. These involve:
Ensure the patient wears an Elizabethan buster collar (not an inflatable) so they can’t rub or scratch their eye for 14 days and administer the medication prescribed regularly.
Avoid any activities that will raise the pressure in their eyes, such as running, jumping, or playing.
Remove your animal’s regular neck collar while they are recovering, and use a harness instead, this is because the pressure on their neck can raise the pressure inside their eyes.
WHAT IF THE CHERRY EYE SURGERY DOES NOT WORK?
Cherry eye surgery is a procedure used to correct a tear gland deformity in the eye. The tear gland is in charge of producing tears, and when it malfunctions, the eye does not produce enough tears. This can cause dryness and irritation in the eye, as well as infections. If the cherry eye surgery does not resolve the issue, the eye may continue to exhibit these symptoms.
WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THAT THE CHERRY EYE WILL RETURN AFTER SURGERY?
There are several variables that impact the likeliness of cherry eye returning after surgery. The type of surgery performed is the most important factor. The chances of recurrence are extremely low if a total conjunctival sac replacement is performed. However, if only a portion of the conjunctival sac is removed, the chances of recurrence are much higher. Another important consideration is the dog’s age. Puppies are much more likely to recur than adult dogs because the tissue around the eye is still growing and developing, making them more vulnerable to injury and inflammation.
IS IT NORMAL FOR THE APPERANCE OF CHERRY EYE TO WORSEN AFTER SURGERY?
Cherry eye is a condition that causes the third eyelid gland to prolapse or bulge. This gland is in charge of producing tears, and when it prolapses, the eye can become red and irritated. The most effective treatment for cherry eye is surgery, and while the eye may appear worse immediately after surgery, this is generally due to swelling and bruising. Over the duration of a few weeks, the eye should gradually improve.
WHICH DOG BREEDS ARE MOST LIKELY TO SUFFER FROM CHERRY EYE?
While any dog breed can suffer, the following breeds are most likely to suffer from this aliment. Puppies under one are also at a higher risk.
- Great Dane
- Shih Tzu
- Lhasa Apso
- Cocker Spaniel