Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia
Print version ISSN 0102-0935
PEIXOTO, R.V.R. and GALERA, P.D.. Evaluation of 67 cases of prolapse of the third eyelid gland in dogs (2005-2010). Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2012, vol.64, n.5, pp. 1151-1155. ISSN 0102-0935. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-09352012000500010.
In this study, 67 cases of dogs with prolapse of the third eyelid gland (cherry eye) between 2005 and 2010 were evaluated. The incidence of the disease by gender, age and breed was checked, and also if involvement was uni or bilateral and the effectiveness of the Morgan pocket technique of repositioning the gland. Prolapse of the third eyelid was more incident in females (62.6%), and Lhasa Apso and mongrel dogs were the most affected breeds. The age of the animals ranged between two months and 13 years (average of three years), and cases were more frequent in animals younger than 24 months. The disease manifested itself in the right eye of 30 (44.8%) dogs, in the left eye of 18 (26.8%) dogs, and in 19 animals (28.4%) the condition was bilateral. Morgan pocket technique was effective in the resolution of the complaint and demands more intensive care in post-surgery of large and giant breeds.
Keywords : dog; third eyelid; cherry eye; prolapse; Morgan pocket.