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Anyone know anything about inverted eyelid surgery?

Discussion in 'Dogs - all breeds / types' started by elizavixen, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. elizavixen

    elizavixen New Member

    There is a rescue here who has a St. Bernard puppy up for adoption. They say she has inverted eyelids and is going to have surgery on it. I am looking for a new dog so I thought OOOooo a St. Bernard!. Until I read about the eye lid thing. Is this something that is easily corrected by surgery? or is it potentially still a problem? I'm afraid to go look at her until I get a better idea of what this is. Well..I know what it is I just want to know if it can be easily corrected or if I would be getting into lots of $$ spent on vet care. Just wondering if anyone knows anything about this.
  2. honeybears

    honeybears New Member

    I dont know about the surgery, I dont think you could tell a lot looking at the dog, they do the surgery so the eyelashes dont scratch the eyes. Hopefylly Delauk can answer
  3. DeLaUK

    DeLaUK New Member

    Its called an Entropian (entropion). The ones Ive seen done have usually been on adult dogs, I dont recall any pups but I think there is a question about waiting until they are fully grown (not completely sure about that so you might want to check with a vet or the rescue). Its seems to be a reasonably straight forward surgery, requires the dog to wear a cone (elizabethan collar) for a couple of weeks until the sutures come out and healing is complete. What happens is the eyelid kind of rolls inwards and the eye is constantly irritated and can be damaged, apart from it must be really uncomfortable, probably painful too. With the surgery they cut it back, removing a piece of the skin so it 'shouldnt' re-occur.
  4. DMikeM

    DMikeM New Member

    Dowser's brother Maxx had to have it done on both eyes when he was a pup. I am sorry to say it was a nightmare, and the vet we used did a horrible job.

    Maxx is a Rott-N-Chow like Dowser and Duncan and now has the eyes of a basset or bloodhound. I do not have any pics of how it looks here at work but I will post you a shot this weekend if you like.

    Duncan has been pawing his face lately and I am concerned he has developed the problem as well.
  5. Lindsay12345

    Lindsay12345 New Member

    May or may not

    May or may not because i had a eyelid surgery 2 years before but on myself not on animals. However you could better try about the eyelid surgery by consulting about it to any specialist surgeon. My experience is great with eyelid surgery San Francisco and i hope yours too.

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