Treatment Name: Eyelid Surgery: Prolapsed third eyelid gland (PTEG) anchoring surgery

Treatment Type: Medical and Surgical Procedures

Rated for: Olde English Bulldogge

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Posted Dec. 2, 2017

Prolapsed gland of the third eyelid is more common in young dogs and is referred as "cherry eye" because a small gland present on the back side of the third eyelid, prolapses and appears as a red mass, looking like a small cherry.

The anchor technique is one of the most usual procedure, along with the pocket techniques. It is basically a suture, attaching healthy tissue around the gland to encircle and protect it.

Recurrence of this condition is possible even when the surgery has been performed properly. It will most likely happen large dogs. Success is highest when the surgery is done soon after the prolapse.

Nonetheless, do not amputate the prolapsed gland. It will probably provoke the dog to develop a keratoconjunctivitis.

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