Surgery Costs For Dogs With Cherry Eye
Blog / 12/07/2011

Surgery Costs For Dogs With Cherry Eye   Dogs With Cherry Eye Okay, looks like my Lhasa Apso dog Chester has fully recovered from his Cherry eye surgery so I thought that I would detail the overall surgery costs that were involved as well as give a bit of history so that maybe other owners of dogs with Cherry eye can make an informed decision of what to do. What Is Cherry Eye? First of all, some dog owners are probably wondering what is Cherry eye in the first place. It is an eye condition with the dog’s tictitans membrane and gland. This gland is responsible for producing a good part of the dog’s eye tears and is attached to the third eyelid. Some dog breeds like bulldogs and the breed I have, Lhasa Apsos, are prone to this condition where the tictitans gland is prolapsed or sticks out of the inside corner of the eye (as shown in the above photo with Chester). This is why it is called Cherry eye since it is red. Although not painful, it is unsightly and if left prolapsed for long, it can result in reduced tear production. Chester’s History Of Cherry Eye…