General information on Entropion
Entropion is a condition in which the eyelid rolls in. This condition is uncommon for cats and when it does occur, it usually affects the low eyelids. Entropion can be inherited in cats, but not always. Entropion usually occurs later in life after other changes around the eyes. Spasms of the eyelids that occur as a result to pain, often form corneal ulceration, infections, and inflammation are some causes of entropion. Entropion may be accompanied by other conditions as well, such as eyelashes, corneal ulceration and scarring, and conjunctivitis.
Symptoms of Entropion
Some of the symptoms for entropion may be tearing, squinting, pawing at the eyes, discharge from the eyes, redness and inflammation of the inner lining of the eyelids, rolling of the eyelids, and the hair next to the eyelids may be wet.
Treatments for Entropion
The treatment for entropion is to surgically correct the problem and may need to be repeated in the future.
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Entropion experience by - Pat
Grand Island, Nebraska
My 2 yr. old registered, 16 pound, male Maine Coon developed Entropion after he was left in freezing garage while I was on vacation for a few days. I had left an electric heater, but the power blew out.
My vet said he had never seen this in a cat. He did a very
good surgical correction. (let me watch). The cat is doing
just fine now.
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