You notice a "cherry red" lump in the corner of your dog's eye(s) and wonder what it is and what to do about it. After a visit to the veterinarian, you learn that it is a common condition called cherry eye.
Here is a collection of resources for learning more about this condition, what treatment options are available, and ways to share and interact with other people who have dogs with cherry eye.
Please share your stories and photos about cherry eye here. NOTE: This is not a question-answer forum, but rather a sharing of experiences to inform and help other viewers. Questions may be posted in the VetMed forum.
Cherry eye is a disorder in which a tear gland that is normally positioned at the base of the third eyelid protrudes and swells, appearing as a lump in the inner corner of the eye. Other terms for cherry eye include prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid or prolapsed nictitans gland. Cherry eye is seen primarily in dogs, and rarely in cats. By Contributing Writer Lianne McLeod DVM.
A condensed overview of this condition and available treatment options.
The question of how best to treat Cherry Eye is quickly followed by how expensive is treatment. The cost of treatment varies widely with the type of surgery and probably, geographic location. A veterinary ophthalmologist is a veterinarian with advanced training and certification in ophthalmology, and a valuable resource when dealing with eye conditions. When specialist is on the case, that will figure in to costs as well.
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