By John Morgan | Dated September 28, 2020 | 0 Comments
What are the signs? Ticks in our area cause more than just irritation and discomfort for our furry friends – the problem can quickly become very dangerous. Typically taking between […]
By John Morgan | Dated August 31, 2020
We perform a full range of surgery at Gordon Vet Hospital and recently we got to help Apollo the gorgeous Staffy with an eye issue called “entropion”. This is where the eyelid (in this case Apollo’s lower eyelid) rolls in a way that causes the hairs to rub against the eye and cause significant irritation.
Apollo presented for squinting and an eye discharge that didn’t seem to be going away. We immediately identified the issue and booked him in for a repair under anaesthesia.
Normally, when we identify this disease in younger dogs we are able to correct the problem by removing a small amount of skin near the folded eyelid to cause it to stay away from the eye. Given Apollo was so young and growing so quickly we had to use a more temporary fix where we used a series of sutures to pull the eyelid downwards and reduce the fold. In most cases we still have to perform the surgery once adulthood is reached but, so far, this has not been the case! Apollo is doing very well and charming everyone he meets at Gordon Vet Hospital and outside!