What is it? A prolapse of the third eyelid.
Dogs have a third eyelid located inside the lower eyelid. This eyelid contains a gland that produces a significant portion of the eye’s lubricant tears. This condition is when the gland becomes dislodged and pops out.
No. However left untreated it can lead to dry eye, which can in turn result in loss of vision.
A veterinarian will do an ocular exam to diagnose and to check for secondary infection. It is important to make an appointment as soon as you notice an issue, this condition cannot correct itself. Leaving it untreated will result in infections, dry eye, or blindness.
A veterinarian will surgically replace the third eyelid. The gland should return to normal functioning within weeks of the surgery.