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Prolapsed Third Eyelid Glands

Welcome to Paddington Vet, your trusted partner in treating prolapsed third eyelid gland, commonly known as 'cherry eye,' in dogs. This condition, noticeable by a distinctive pink mass at the inner corner of your pet's eye, can lead to discomfort and potential secondary infections if left untreated. Our skilled veterinary team offers effective, compassionate care, utilising advanced surgical techniques to reposition or remove the gland, based on what's best for your pet's health. With our focus on quick recovery and affordable pricing, we ensure your furry friend receives the best possible care for their eye health.

Understanding Prolapsed Third Eyelid Gland at Paddington Vet

What is Prolapsed Third Eyelid Gland?

The third eyelid gland, tucked beneath your dog's third eyelid, plays a crucial role in producing tears to keep the cornea moist. When this gland prolapses, it forms a noticeable pink mass at the eye's inner corner, close to the nose, commonly referred to as 'cherry eye' in dogs.

Why Treatment is Essential

A prolapsed third eyelid gland disrupts the smooth passage of the third eyelid over the cornea, often leading to irritation, inflammation, and discomfort. This can cause your pet to paw at their eye, increasing the risk of secondary infections.

Approaches to Treatment

At Paddington Vet, cherry eye surgery is conducted by tucking the prolapsed gland back into its original position. We create a small pocket beneath the gland and secure it with internal sutures to ensure it stays in place permanently. While gland removal offers a quicker fix, we generally recommend repositioning to preserve the gland's tear-producing function.

Surgical Costs

While eye specialists may fees may start at $2,000 for cherry eye surgery, Paddington Vet offers this service at a more affordable rate starting at $1700, depending on the chosen procedure. Our expertise allows us to perform these surgeries efficiently, minimising time and cost.

We do offer payment plans through credit providers. Please see our payment plans section for more information.

Post-Surgery Care

Post-operative swelling is common but should diminish within a week. We provide a gentle ointment to ease inflammation, and the internal sutures do not require removal, simplifying the recovery process.

At Paddington Vet, we're dedicated to offering expert, compassionate care for dogs experiencing prolapsed third eyelid gland, ensuring a swift and comfortable recovery.

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