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This handsome boy Jasper came in yesterday to have surgery on his eyelids. Jasper was suffering from a condition called Entropion, which is when the eyelids fold inwards, causing the fur to rub against the cornea, which as I’m sure you can imagine was giving him extreme discomfort.
Entropion can happen in both eyes or just one and can be both top and bottom but it’s most commonly the bottom eyelids that turn inwards. In Jasper’s case, both of his bottom eyelids were causing him irritation.
Entropion can lead to a number of problems if lead untreated, such as conjunctivitis, infections, ulcers, blindness and even loss of an eye, so it’s always best to discuss with the vet if you’re concerned. Our lovely vet Kate performed his surgery, where she cut away a small amount of tissue under the eyelids which prevents them from folding back in.
Entropion surgery can be life-changing for animals in the sense that they will be so much more comfortable and happier. In the pictures below you can see Jasper before (where you can see how much discharge and irritation there is) and after the surgery.
A few days back, Jasper came back for his first post of check! As you can see (in the picture below) he’s able to open his eyes by himself and is so much more comfortable at home. We will see him again in a week’s time where we can hopefully sign him off! We also love his adorable cone!