Cherry-eyed Chi Cha

Chi Cha was presented to our clinic with a lump protruding from her lower eyelid. The lump is known as a "cherry eye" as it certainly looks like a cherry poking out from beneath the lid. Actually, the "cherry" is a part of the third eyelid that had prolapsed out. Dogs and cats have an extra eyelid to help wipe their eyes' surfaces.

Surgery was required in order to repair Chi Cha's cherry eye problem. The surgery involved tucking back in the protruding portion and suturing it in place. If this is not done, the eyelid and eye will become very dry which could lead to ulcers on the cornea. Chi Cha coped very well with her day at the hospital. She is now recovering and feeling a lot more comfortable.