Squinty "Senna" the Rottweiler Gets Eye Surgery

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Leeton Veterinary Hospital
Farm 441, 41 Yanco Avenue
Leeton
NSW 2705

Phone:
02 6953 3111
Fax:
02 6953 2793

This is “Senna” and he is a 5mth old Rottweiler.

At the age of 3mths, his owner noticed his eyes were looking very sore & swollen. After an examination from one of our vets, it was discovered that he had what is called Entropion which is a rolling in of the eyelids.   Entropion is a genetic condition in which a portion of the eyelid is inverted or folded inward. This can cause an eyelash or hair to irritate and scratch the surface of the eye, leading to corneal ulceration or perforation. These factors may cause a decrease or loss of vision. We had to wait until the swelling & infection in his eyes had subsided before we could perform surgery to correct the problem. His eyes look a lot better now  & “Senna”  is much more playful now he feels better!

Entropion is an abnormality of the eyelids in which the eyelid "rolls" inward. This inward rolling often causes the hair on the surface of the eyelid to rub against the cornea (outer part of the eyeball) resulting in pain, corneal ulcers or corneal erosions. This corneal damage can also result in corneal scarring, that can interfere with vision.

Most dogs will squint, hold the eye shut and tear excessively. Interestingly, many flat-faced dogs with medial entropion (involving the corner of the eyes near the nose) exhibit no obvious signs of discomfort. In most cases, both eyes are affected.

The treatment for entropion is surgical correction. A section of skin is removed from the affected eyelid to reverse its inward rolling. In many cases, a primary, major surgical correction will be performed, and will be followed by a second, minor corrective surgery later. Two surgeries are often performed to reduce the risk of over-correcting the entropion, resulting in an outward-rolling eyelid known as ectropion. Most dogs will not undergo surgery until they have reached their adult size at six to twelve months of age


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