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    My pup Tyson has cherry eye . It popped out a couple of weeks ago I massaged it back in . It reappeared last night I massaged it back in and it reappeared this morning . My vet recommended surgery but he said it was best that I wait until I neuter him he is only 16 weeks old . Is there anything I can use until I get the surgery later . Any hints will be appreciated

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    My pup had cherry eye when she was 4 months old... I massaged it back in and it came back a week later. I massaged it back in again and now she is 1 1/2 years old and it never came back ! I would massage it back in again and wait before getting the operation !

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    I am massaging it back in but my pup keeps moving so much it is difficult to do at times

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    I don't know much about this and the surgery, but I will try to get a few here who will have more experience..
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    Re: Cherry Eye..
    Hi, cherry eye is a common occurrence for the Brachycephalic breeds of dogs, that's dogs with flattened short noses such as bulldogs, boxers, pugs, Boston terriers, French bulldogs, etc, it can be genetic, but it can also be caused by a weak immune system, or stress. It is a prolapsed eyelid, these breeds have a third eyelid that protects the eye from dust, and it sometimes develops cherry eye. It is common to occur between 3 and 5 months, and usually one eye will pop out first, and then the other eye will often but not always come out as well. The other eye can pop out up to 3 or 4 months after the first one. It is repaired by surgery by either tacking the eye gland back in with a stitch, or removing the gland all together. The tacking in surgery has a 85% success rate, but there is a small risk of the eye gland popping back out on some cases, but if it is going to reoccur after surgery, it will usually come out within the first few days to a week if it is going to come out. The removal of the gland has a small risk of developing dry eye, and if this develops , then eye drops are required for the life of the dog. Dry eye can also develop later after tacking the eye back in, and even in bulldogs who have never had cherry eye or surgery on their eyes, as bulldogs are susceptible to this. I'm not sure how common this is with bulldogs, but I have two 10 month old EB pups, they are brother and sister from the same litter, and my female Blossom developed cherry eye in her left eye at the age of 5 months, which I repaired at the same time as her spay surgery at the age of 7 months, and then a week after her surgery, her right eye came out as well, and she had a second surgery a month later. We opted to have them stitched back in, and we are very happy with the results, the vet did a great job. It's been 3 months since the surgeries, and her eyes are beautiful, no swelling, no tears or discharge, and no problems post surgical. My male Bulldozer didn't develop any cherry eye. I hope this helps answer your questions.


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    Tubby developped cherry eye at 4 months old. We had it surgerically tacked back in. They did not give us the option for full removal. I know if you remove the gland all together you run the risk of the bully having dry eyes.
    Tubby's recovery went pretty smoothly except we let him play with his half brother too soon and it got a little irritated so he stayed on the lubricant for an extra month. Other then that it has healed up nicely and he is as handsome as ever.
    -I will warn you if you go ahead with the surgery when you pick him up the eye may look worse then when you brought him in. I know I wasn't prepared when I got home and saw him because his dad picked him up from the vet. I went insane I thought they butchered him but it was just irrated from the surgery. Within a day though it looked great. Also when you pick him up and they're all doped up they are sooooo funny

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    I would wait a little while anyway, as long as it does not become a problem (they are usually more of a visual problem than a medical problem). Some can become infected though. Wait because if one popped, there is a good chance the other will follow!

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    My older boy had a minor sherry eye that popped out occasionally and always went in. Now that he's older (2years 8 months) it hardly ever gomes out. My younger developed it as young as 4 months and after awhile it got really that bad that we couldn't get it in anymore. That is time to operate it. You can tell the difference...when it's bad it really looks like a sherry and it won't stay in anymore. If it's minor he just might grow out of it and the surgery was for nothing.

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    How much did the surgery cost you to do

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    I would just try to massage it back in and it may stay a little while. If it gets to where it doesn't then get the surgery. Just make sure you take him to someone who does these quite often and familiar with the bulldog breed, so it will get done correctly.
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    The cherry eye won't go down now even with me massaging . What are my options now .

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    The cherry eye won't go down now even with me massaging . What are my options now .

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    Relax, as bad as it looks, it's very common among the breed. Do as you vet says and wait. Until then, gently massage the inside corner of eye membrane. It's all going to be ok. try to relax a bit. Time will tell.
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