|Meet Louis an absolutely adorable bulldog puppy.
Louis presented to the clinic with a 'cherry eye'.
Unlike people, dogs have a third eyelid that contains a tear gland. In some dogs the tear gland prolapses and swells creating a condition called cherry eye.
This condition can happen to any breed, sex and at any age but is more common in certain breeds, bulldogs being one.
Dr Robert O'Connor performed a surgery on Louis called the 'Morgan Pocket Technique'. During this procedure, a pocket is created in the third eyelid and the gland is sutured back into the pocket. This means that we are not interrupting tear production by removing it completely.
A few days after surgery the inflammation of the third eyelid will reduce and Louis will be looking his handsome wee self again
Louis post surgery. As you can see his right third eyelid is slightly swollen, this will subside in a few days