Entropion in Dogs: How to Treat This Common Eye Problem

A condition called “entropion” causes the dog’s eyelids to touch and irritate his eye; usually, surgical treatment is required to correct the position of the eyelids and preserve the health of the eye.

The signs of entropion in dogs include visualization of rolled inward eyelids, excessive tearing, squinting (called blepharospasm), photosensitivity, rubbing and pawing at the eyes, and in some cases, corneal ulceration and dark brown pigment formation on the cornea. Some breeds do not seem particularly bothered by entropion – particularly the brachycephalic breeds – while it can cause significant discomfort and corneal trauma in others.

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