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    Anyone here dealt with Entropian ?
    And if so how did you find the surgery,recovery and results ?

    Also,anyone dealt with having to remove an eye ?
    If so,again how was surgery,recovery and results? Did the pooch have any problems adjusting ?

    Thanks guys.
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    Running a Pug Rescue we see a fair few eye issues caused by entropain. Surgery can fix. I have never had to remove an eye. After surgery and or before you can use drops such as Optimmune to reverse the pigmentary keratitis.

    Why is there consideration to remove the eye? How bad is it??
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    I've seen a fair bit of Entropion but none of my own dogs have ever suffered from the condition.

    However I did have a Pug who had to have an eye removed. Roane injured her eye while running through the scrub when she was 12 months old. The local Vet messed around with it and I gave him the flick and took her to an eye specialist. Vet couldn't promise to save the sight or even the eye but after several operations the eye was almost as good as new.

    However the specialist warned me that in later years problems could set in. When Roane was 9 the eye began to ulcerate spontaneously at regular intervals. For her comfort we decided to have the eye removed and at the same time the specialist operated on the skin around the good eye to turn it into a "normal" eye rather than a protruding Pug eye.

    A couple of days after surgery Roane was her mad, bad self as if nothing had happened. She had been pack boss over 2 Deerhounds and 3 other Pugs before the op. and she continued to rule the gang afterwards. If anything she was a lot happier as she was no longer suffering pain at regular intervals.

    Hope this helps.

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    Oh thanks Deerhound! very reassuring to hear that's for certain. Its comfort we're mainly thinking of in the long run.

    Anne its bad , really bad. The eye was injured as a pup ,there is Dry Eye as well and there is extremely limited to no sight left in the eye and it continues to break into bacterial infections. We're treating another infection now but the vet said this morning perhaps we should start readying for surgery
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    The infections are encouraged by the dry eye. I'd be getting a second opinion Chops. I have found that if I continually treat the dry eye then the infections cease.

    Most of the discharge is related to the dry eye (officially known as keraconjunctivitis sicca).

    Usually they don't consider removal unless it is, as DH explained, ulcerated.
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    Oh im a bit late.
    But DH and Anne have said everything I would have.
    I've only helped with one Entopian surgery and it was on a Dane.

    Which pupper is it Renee?
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    Loads of experience here with entropion Chopperchop. Can direct you to a very experienced vet in Brisbane if that helps. They get over it pretty quickly, its the elizabethan collar that causes more issues than the operation. Also taken a couple of eyes. Dogs (and cat) all recovered really well, no further issues post surgery. Dealing with a really bad cherry eye atm. May still result in the loss of the eye. Buggers of things, but doesn't seem to be as traumatic for the animal than it is for us
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    Thanks guys!

    Myf its Loppy

    There is evidence of ulcer on the cornea(sp?) and the infection travel down and out her nose in bad attacks of infection. We've been using the antibiotic cream as well as her tear drops but to be honest the infection doesn't seem to be going as quick as the other ones have.

    Vet said if we go eye removal they sew the eyelid shut? Is that correct? ( I hope so)
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    Yes, you end up with just the usual facial fur their with an indentation. I'll see if I can dig up a pic of a Pug I had on with an eye removed.
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    I've had a few foster dogs that had to have surgery for entropian and they recovered very well from it, although none had other complications. I also had one that had to have an eye removed due to an untreated cherry eye (probably why she was dumped at the pound) and she too recovered extremely well - the eyelids are sewn together - it doesn't look horrible or anything, they just look like they have a permanent wink!

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