Just like humans, dog eyes are complicated. Because of this complication, it’s easy for disorders to arise. Do not neglect your dog’s eyes. Here are some common canine eye issues.
- Entropion: This is a condition where part of the eyelid is folded and rolling inwards. This can cause the eyelashes to rub against the eye, resulting in irritation and pain. Eye discharge and sensitivity to light are common signs. Some causes are just minor annoyances, but some are severe and can lead to vision loss.
- Ectropion: The opposite of entropion. The eyelid rolls out from the eye. The most common sign is a droopy lower eyelid. Watery eyes are also common. Some cases of ectropion won’t improve without treatment.
- Dry eye: This is where the tear ducts don’t produce enough moisture. Common signs are thick yellow discharge and red eyes.
- Cataracts: Like humans, cataracts occur in dogs. In dogs, they form a blue cloud over the eye.
- Cherry eye: Dogs have a third eyelid. It’s normally hidden away in the inner corner of the eyelid. Cherry eye is where this eyelid prolapses. The eyelid sticks out like a red cherry in the corner of the eye.
Eye issues are common in dogs. Be sure to keep watch over your dog’s eyes and look for any signs of trouble.