How do you get rid of cherry eye on a dog? Usually, the vet-recommended treatment for cherry eye in dogs is surgery to preserve the eyelid. “Surgical repositioning of the gland, not excision, is the recommended treatment since it preserves the important function of tear production,” Vygantas explains.
Can cherry eye in dogs go away on its own? As we have mentioned, cherry eye does not go away on its own because the gland has prolapsed. Therefore, most dogs will require surgery. Leaving it untreated means your dog could be at a greater risk of health problems associated with cherry eye, including more swelling and irritation.
Can I push my dog’s cherry eye back in?
Should I take my dog to the vet for cherry eye? If you notice cherry eye in your dog, make an appointment with your family veterinarian right away. Early care can help ensure your dog’s long-term eye health. Many cases will need minor surgery to reposition the gland to its normal location.