Bonnie is a cute little 10 week old bulldog who came in to see us not long after arriving in her new home.
As you can see from the picture above, Bonnie has a protruding red lump in the corner of her left eye – this is a condition called ‘cherry eye’. Cherry eye occurs when the third eyelid swells and the tear producing gland pops out of its normal position.
Younger dogs, particularly those that are squishy faced (brachycephalic) or those with prominent eyes are prone to getting this condition. If left untreated, affected eyes can become inflamed, irritated and have reduced tear production. These animals require lifelong treatment of their sore eyes.
So, Bonnie got to come and spend the day with us to have her cherry eye surgically corrected. The surgery involved creating a little pocket to slide the gland into. Some very small sutures were used to hold it into place. Bonnie recovered well from her procedure, and was quite pleased to spend the day having lots of cuddles and pats.