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Eyelid Protrusion ('Cherry Eye') in Dogs

Treatment

 

Treatment often includes surgical replacement of the gland in the dog's eye, or removal of the entire gland if the condition is severe. Conversely, if medications are recommended, they are typically topical anti-inflammatory drugs that are effective in reducing swelling.

 

Living and Management

 

It is important to prevent the gland from developing into a prolapse -- thus falling out of its proper place in the eye -- and reduce the recurrence of the disease.

 

Prevention

 

There are currently no known preventative measures for this medical condition.

 

 

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