Cherry Eye

Description: A common congenital eye defect in which the gland of the third eyelid protrudes. This visible tear gland appears as a bright red bulge in the corner of the eye. Also called aversion/prolapse of nictitating membrane. The exact cause of this gland swelling is unknown but is believed to be connective tissue weakness surrounding the eye. If animals scratch or rub on the eye area it can create an ulcer.
Treatment: Treatment includes surgical gland repositioning, steroids, and antibiotics.

Treatment cost: $100-$500+

Breeds prone to Cherry Eye include: