Third eyelid gland prolapsemiroslav
Prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid
Prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid is a condition in which the lacrimal gland of the third eyelid falls out of its normal position, which causes its swelling and loss of secretory function. This condition can cause eye irritation, discomfort, decreased tear production, and formation of the corneal scar. The prolapsed gland of the third eyelid should not be removed but repositioned to its physiological location, and this is achieved by surgical intervention.
Prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid (arrows) is a common problem in dogs and cats. If left untreated, it can lead to dry eye disease and corneal damage.