In some Breeds (the Bull Terrier and Chow Chow) the condition is associated with an abnormally narrow opening between the upper and lower eyelids (called blepharophimosis), in other Breeds it can be associated with a large amount of loose facial skin.
If the entropion is minor and just a few eyelashes are in contact with the surface of the eye epilation may be used.
For entropion associated with clinical signs, there
are many surgical procedures to correct the alignment of the eyelids involving
plastic surgery of the skin and muscle adjacent to the eyelid
margin - various techniques have been described which incorporate the use of a
scalpel or, more recently, laser technology.
Prognosis Long term problems
Long term problems
Updated October 2013