Entropion ($500-$700) -Miami
Entropion causes your dog’s eyes to roll inward, which causes the surrounding eyelashes to rub against the cornea. This condition can impact both the lower and upper lids. As a result, your dog’s eyes become irritated and may develop a corneal ulceration.
What’s included in this surgical procedure:
- Blood work lab
- Intravenous fluids
- General anesthesia
- Entropion surgery
- Pain medication
- Antibiotics treatment
- Removal of stitches
- Lower or upper surgery = $400 per eye
- Both lower and upper surgery = $600 per eye
**70 -100 lbs an additional cost of $200
**105 – 180 lbs an additional cost of $300
What to expect during Entropion Surgery?
- Pre anesthetic exam (in-house blood work)
- Intravenous fluids
- Our veterinary team will induce your dog into a safe state of general anesthesia
- Vital signs including breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, state of anesthesia, oxygenation levels, CO2 level, and body temperature are monitored closely
To start with, the vet will remove a section of skin around the upper and/or lower part of the eye to prevent the eyelid from rolling inward.
- The surgeon closes the incision with surgical sutures
- Postoperative medications are given, and postoperative care continues until your dog is completely recovered from the anesthesia
- We will keep your dog hospitalized until he/she completely recovers and is safe to send home with after care instructions
Home recovery takes approximately 14 days.
,In some cases, a second surgery for minor corrections could take place. Scheduling a second surgery prevents overcorrection that can result in outward rolling eyelids, known as ectropion.
Stop feeding your dog food and water 12 hours before surgery. Food can complicate surgery and lead to fatal outcome.
Home Care Instructions
Our veterinary staff will also provide you with post-operative instructions to follow when your pet goes home. With your home care instructions you will receive medication to minimize to minimize post-op discomfort. The steps below you can follow at home in order to facilitate a safe and comfortable recovery:
Provide a quiet place for your dog to recover
Avoid bathing your dog for at least ten days after surgery
Check Incision Daily
Check incision daily to confirm proper healing.
If your dog is lethargic, has decreased appetite, is vomiting and has diarreha.
Preventing Running and Jumping
Do not allow your dog to run and jump for seven to ten days following surgery
Pay attention to changes around the surgery area
If you find any redness, swelling, or discharge around the surgery area, or if incision is open please, call us