Veterinary Outpatient Surgical Center

5091 Westfields Blvd
Centreville, VA 20120


Third Eyelid (Cherry Eye) Repair

Animals have 3 eyelids. The same two lids (upper and lower) that we have, and a third that crosses from the nose side. This third eyelid contains a gland that produces tears to keep the eye moist. When this gland becomes inflamed, it swells and has the appearance of a cherry sitting in the corner of the eye. The inflammation is usually caused by infection or irritation from hair, dust, etc. It is important to keep the hair trimmed around the eyes to help decrease irritation.


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