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Six cases (15.7%) were observed in which the third eyelid gland spontaneously returned to the third eyelid conjunctiva's bulbar fascia.
After the accomplishment of the experimental model of third eyelid gland protrusion, the average of the production of tear in GI was of 18.4[+ o -]4.0mm min-1 and in GII was of 20.9[+ o -]3.5mm min-1.
The third eyelid gland protrusion is also described as protrusion, hypertrophy, glandular hyperplasia, nictitating gland adenoma or cherry eye.
Based on the results obtained in this study it is possible to state that: the periorbital conjunctiva support tissue resection is a viable technique and capable of promoting an experimental model protrusion of the third eyelid gland in dogs.
Clinical and histologic evaluation of the protrusioned third eyelid gland in dogs.
In the macroscopic assessment of the third eyelid glands of normal male dogs, CABRAL et al.
Third eyelid gland contributes 30% of total tear production and in case of excision, cornea may become dry i.e.
The secretory portion comprises the orbital lacrimal and third eyelid glands, in addition to conjunctival goblet cells (CABRAL et al., 2005).
The intermediate or aqueous layer is secreted by the orbital lacrimal (60%) and third eyelid glands (40%) and is the largest layer of the tear film, measuring approximately 7im.
Cherry eye in puppies and its surgical correction via repositioning of prolapsed third eyelid gland. Intas Polivet.
Physical examination revealed protrusion of pigmented and hypertrophied third eyelid glands from medial canthi of both eyes (Fig.1).