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|10-25-2006, 05:27 PM||#1|
Donating YT 2000 Club Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Ben got a good puppy check with the exception of the Vet noting he had some eye lashes growing in places they should not grow -- called distichiasis. He said no need to do anything now, except use some Artifical Tears but he will eventually need these lashes permanently removed. They can be pulled (ouch) or lasered (preferred). He said he will have to go to an opthmalogist. Has anyone had this done or know anything more about it?
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Annie, Ben, Candy
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|10-27-2006, 10:52 PM||#2|
YT 2000 Club Member
Join Date: Nov 2005
There's quite a bit of information on the Internet - if you want to go searching........ good luck!
DISTICHIAS --- Eyelids of dogs can grow abnormal hairs. These hairs grow from the oil glands of the lids and are called distichia if the hair protrudes from the oil gland opening onto the edge of the eyelid. Distichia are often irritating, especially if the hairs are long and stiff.
Dogs with distichiasis may or may not show signs of discomfort, ranging from slight intermittent squinting and/or rubbing of the eyes, to severe squinting and discomfort.
Many breeds have problems with distichia. This condition can be treated surgically under general anesthesia, with a procedure called cryoepilation. With this procedure, the abnormal hair follicles are frozen using a liquid nitrogen probe, and the hairs then removed.
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