Cherry Eye Treatment
WHAT IS CHERRY EYE?
Tudor house offers 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 on a daily basis for these procedures.
You can also rest assured that Tudor houses 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.
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 reported to have a very high chance of success (95%) providing post-op care instruction are followed correctly. These involve:
Make sure 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 normal 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.