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Entropion in Dogs

Entropion in Dogs

Cost of Treatment: $305 to $1,490 per eye

What it is: This congenital condition occurs when the dog’s upper or lower eyelids roll inward toward the eye’s cornea. Dogs are usually born with this condition, which is particularly common in dogs with facial folds.

Symptoms:

  • Visible signs of abnormally rolled eyelid
  • Pain and swelling of eyes
  • Corneal ulcers, vision loss if left untreated

Treatment: Surgical correction is a common treatment, with part of the eyelid being removed and the remaining parts sewn back together. Many pet insurance plans cover the procedure as long as your dog shows no sign of the condition prior to enrollment.

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Entropion in Dogs
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What it is: This congenital condition occurs when the dog’s upper or lower eyelids roll inward toward the eye’s cornea.
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