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So, yesterday we noticed Chloe squinting a lot, with some goopy dischrage around her eyes. Upon further inspection her eyes were really red and irritated, so we took her to the vet.

He said chances are she has entropion, and may or may not require surgery. We were given antibiotic cream and she looks slightly better this morning.

Has anyone been through this surgery? Just curious as to the outcome of the procedure. And as always, here's a pic of her the other day, right after a nice swim.
 

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ive only known one dog that needed surgery...it made a dramatic difference in the dog. He was soooo much more comfortable...
If you know the breeder...be sure to let them know.
 

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We adopted her from a family that wanted to get rid of her, they bought her from a pet store. No breeder to contact. She isn't a fancy proper dog. :)
 

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Fancy schmancy...she sure is a cutie and a lucky girl to be loved and cared for by you!
 

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I know several Sheepies who have had this surgery. They all did very well and felt much better after it.
I would prefer to go to a vet who has done a number of the surgeries before - an opthamologist vet, for instance. It took a good 3-4 weeks before they decided the surgery was successful - they wait for all of the swelling to go away.
It is possible that a second surgery will be required on one or both eyes. It is a finesse thing to not overtighten the eyelids, which would require additional surgery that is more difficult than doing a second surgery for entropion.

Good luck! I would do the surgery in a heartbeat as I can only imagine the pain of having multiple eyelashes in my eye all of the time.
 

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I have done one entropian surgery, This fellow had what was called spastic entropian, It came and went...I agree with the previous poster, find a vet experienced with the surgery as it is a delicate art! I would let your girl grow up a bit, unless it is extremely bothersome to her....sometimes when the head grows, the lids can change and tearing etc goes away...your little girl is very cute ..good luck
 

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I have seen puppies grow out of entropion on occasion. I would definitely take her to a veterinary opthamologist. While it is not a complicated surgery, I have seen first hand the results of a botched surgery, and it was not pretty. The vet doing the surgery actually made everything worse and a more complicated surgery had to be done to repair the damage he had done.

It could be spastic entropion-I once had a puppy whose eyes would spasm in bright sunshine reflected from the snow. She was young and did grow out of it.

It could also be distichia-extra eyelashes on the inside of the eye.

Best to consult an eye specialist if it persists.

And she is a cutie :)
 

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Prayers that she will not need the surgery.
 
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