1. Learn about the third eye line in dogs
The third eyelid line is also called the third eyelid. Also known as Nictit membrane is a semi-circular fold fold located in the inner corner of the eye. This is the normal structure in the dog’s eye. In the third eyelid there is a support layer, no muscle tissue. It only moves passively when the eyeball is pulled by the eye muscles. The third eyelid is connected to fibrous tissue with eyelids, which can limit the movement of glands, preventing them from rising.
Fluid lubrication from Nictit membrane through the tube leading to the conjunctival surface produces 20 – 40% of dream eyesight, helping to protect the cornea. Also remove foreign objects in the eyes and have immune function. Nictit membrane in dogs outside the eyeball is only the lacrimal route that impedes Nictit membrane but protrudes from the eyeball. The dog’s eyes have an extra block like a red coral.
2. Expression when a dog has a dream eye disease
Red coral is called “excess meat”. This “excess meat” block is formed by blood vessels in the Nictit membrane dense distribution. Excessive secretions will swollen and swollen. Or because the mouths of Nictit membranes are inflamed or blocked due to the foreign object will also make the tonsils swell and swollen beyond the walls of the Nictit membrane and eye sockets.
This disease is common in small dogs, immature dogs. No gender discrimination but differentiation. Common in American Cocker Spaniel, Maltese Dog, British Bull, Basset hound, Beagle dog, Beijing dog, Sharpei dog and Boston Terrier …
Dogs with eye infections are mainly common in dogs. This disease does not have a clear seasonality. It can occur with the Dachshund dog between 2 and 16 years old. A small swollen mass of meat will appear in the eye sockets of the dog. It is red pink, sometimes in both eyes. This red block will swell for a short time and is about the size of a bean within 3 – 7 days.
3. Treat dogs with dream eyes
In the early stages of the disease, dogs will often shed tears. One or both sides of the eyes appear soft pea-like pink pea and gradually enlarged. After a few days of using eye drops, there is a case that it will collapse and withdraw to the corner of the eye. But in most cases it is only a little smaller. The color changes to dark red and tears flow less. Oral and topical medications are not effective. If you want to completely avoid the need to conduct surgery.
The purpose of surgery is to bring the protruding gland back into the Nictit membrane. Maintain the flexibility of Nictit membrane, integrity of tissue organization and ducts. There are two methods of therapeutic surgery. Includes Nictit membrane removal surgery and Nictit membrane dipping surgery. The traditional way is to remove the Nictit membrane. Can be resolved once in a while but will likely lead to later dry eye disease of the dog.
Embedded surgery may reduce the risk of dry eyes later on. According to foreign statistics, the incidence of dry eyes when performing embedded surgery is about 14%. The implementation of Nictit membrane removal surgery has an eye drying rate of 48%.
Therefore, we should use Nictit membrane dipping surgery. If after the surgery, the disease still recurs, should now do surgical removal of Nictit membrane. After surgery, eye care is often required. Should use eye drops with tear ingredients. Especially for old dogs.
4. Note when treating dogs with dream eyes
The best time to have surgery is one week after the onset of the disease. Too early surgery can lead to bleeding due to acute inflammation. The surrounding tissue gets worse. Not doing surgery or doing surgery too late will also cause long-term exposure of the gland, causing obstruction, edema, and conjunctiva.
The dog is also sick because it is uncomfortable to scratch his eyes, leading to more severe disease into conjunctivitis. Corneal inflammation, corneal blurring or ulceration, affects vision. Seriousness can lead to blindness. So in the early stages of the disease, you need to wear a collar to protect the dog. Every day, use eye drops with anti-inflammatory ingredients. Help relieve discomfort for dog eyes. Preventing injury. Surgical treatment can be carried out after a week. You need to choose a professional pet hospital for treatment.
If there is a problem with the eye without timely treatment will affect the future of the dog. Although this is not a serious disease, if not treated promptly, it will seriously threaten your life. Their bodies and minds will be sad and tired. Owner is their whole life. To help them stay away from eye diseases, you need to take care of them right now.