Ectropion in Dogs

Ectropion in Dogs

Cost of Treatment: $325 to $1,475 per eye

What it is: This condition involves the outward drooping of the lower eyelid. It can be caused by nerve damage or trauma, and is also found in certain breeds.


  • No symptoms may be apparent
  • Tearing
  • Conjunctivitis, or pinkeye

Treatment: Surgery is typically recommended if the dog is suffering from chronic pinkeye or damage to the cornea. The procedure involves removing part of the drooping lid and then sewing the lid back together.

Many pet insurance policies cover surgery related to ectropion as long as your dog is enrolled in a plan before he shows signs of the condition.

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