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OhMarley
19th June 2007, 04:06 AM
Hi everyone,
Marley has something like Entropian, my vet didn't say entropian but a few eyelashes are growing inwards and touching his eye. My knowledge of this condition has always resulted in the animal needing surgery to correct it. Has anyone else had this problem?

Caraline
19th June 2007, 07:46 AM
Poor Marley. I've not had any experience with it but it sure sounds painful. Has the vet removed the offending lashes and did he say if there was anything that needed to be done in the future?

Cathy Moon
19th June 2007, 11:30 AM
India had a slight case of entropian in both eyes, which was corrected with a laser procedure just after she turned 1 yr old. Her eyes were very very watery before she had the procedure, and I had to constantly blot under her eyes with a kleenex.

The danger with entropian is the corneas can become scarred, even with a slight case because of all the eye rubbing.

OhMarley
19th June 2007, 11:42 AM
I'll speak to the vet tomorrow when i go to work and write down what she called it. His eyes when we first got him were very watery, they arn't so bad anymore. They havn't done anything as of yet, the original vet who noticed it said that for now he would just keep an eye on it and the vet i work with said the same thing, however I don't want his eyes getting damaged :(

Cathy Moon
19th June 2007, 12:05 PM
Our vet waited until India turned one, I suppose to see if she'd outgrow it. I guess teething can also contribute to watery eyes.