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