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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Cherry eye can often develop quickly, sometimes literally overnight, and can look alarming to the owner when discovered as the bright red protrusion of the gland is often mistaken for a tumour.
Protrusion of nictitating membrane and cherry eye with bilateral prolapse and protrusion of third eyelid was recorded in one mixed breed cow (Mosbath.
The current clinical study evaluates the recurrence rate of cherry eye after surgical correction using Morgan's pocket technique in twelve dogs (15 eyes).
Cherry eye is a slang word for a prolapsed third eyelid.
Cherry eye is protrusion of gland of third eyelid characterized by glandular exposition at the medial canthus, hyperaemia and increase in gland volume.
QI enrolled my dog at puppy training class and the trainer mentioned that she may have cherry eye.
Prolapse or protrusion of tear producing gland of the third eyelid referred to as haws or cherry eye is a common ophthalmic melody in dogs rather than in cats (Raza et al.

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