Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cherry Eye

Since the eye drops are doing little to treat Xena's eye; we're pretty certain our vet will opt to perform surgery. We will know more by Thursday, when Xena undergoes a re-check.

Our vet explained cherry eye occurs when the tear gland behind the third eyelid moves out of place. Surgery will relocate the gland behind the eyelid.
Cherry eye is known as a "collapsed gland" of this third eyelid.

Our vet will create a pocket for the gland & tuck it into the pocket. If Xena doesn't have the surgery, she will develop dry eye - which would require drops every day for the rest of her life. And we don't want that.

5 comments:

Frankie Furter said...

Xena, I hope you don't have to have surgery, butt I do understand that it is pretty easy even though it sounds awful. I'll keep my paws crossed for you.

Ruby and Penny said...

Poor Xena. We are sending healing rayz and give her a hug from us.
Love Ruby & Penny

Maddoxies said...

All paws are folded in prayer here, that things will all be ok for you Xenia

Heidi, Valentin and Pogo

Lorenza said...

Paws crossed hoping everything will go well!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Maddoxies said...

Thinking of you today Xenia and your trip to the white coats.