cherry eye


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cherry eye

an eversion of the nictitating membrane (third eyelid) caused by hypertrophy and prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid, over the free margin of the membrane. Called also follicular ophthalmitis.
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Cherry eye. By permission from McCurnin D, Poffenbarger EM, Small Animal Physical Diagnosis and Clinical Procedures, Saunders, 1991
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