Cherry Eye is defined as a prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid. The medical term is glandular hypertrophy.The term Dry Eye describes changes that occur in the eye resulting from a lack of tears. Vets call this “KCS”, which stands for keratoconjunctivitis sicca. Both conditions are fairly common in dogs and cherry eye common in cattle.
In addition to the upper and lower eyelids, dogs and cats have a third eyelid that originates from the inside corner of the eye, the area closest to the nose. This third eyelid acts like a windshield wiper and helps protect the eye. In addition, it contains a gland that produces 30 to 60 percent of the tear film. The tears keep the clear front part of the eye called the cornea lubricated. Cherry Eye is the term used when this gland prolapses or pops out from the third eyelid.
* In dogs with Cherry Eye the prolapsed gland is red and fleshy. It looks like a small cherry that suddenly pops up and protrudes from the corner of the eye. If one eye is affected, the other eye may or may not also be affected at a later date. Dogs with Cherry Eye are usually less than a year old. In addition to the redness and swelling, a clear or mucus discharge may also occur.
DRY EYE (Keratoconjunctivitis sicca)
Tears supply the cornea with oxygen and nutrients; therefore they are essential to keep the cornea healthy. If the cornea is deprived of oxygen and food because of a lack of tear film, destructive changes occur quickly, leading to a condition called Dry Eye. The cornea can become pigmented, scarred, and ulcerated. Partial vision loss can also result. The eyes of dogs with Dry Eye burn and sting all the time just like ours do on a windy day. Diagnosis is made by a tear test that measures how many tears the eye produces in one minute. In this case, low levels of tear production are detected.
Epson Salt warm compressions just mix the Epson salts with hot water and soak a wash cloth in it and rinse it out there is no salt as it dissolves in the hot water and hold on the cyst until cool and do as many times as you can a day, recommendation of twice a day for about a week. *Example for humans, cattle and other species: mixed 1 cup of Epsom salt with 1 cup of hot water and soaked a washcloth in it and put it over eyes.
Keratoconjunctivitis has been know to be deficiency of the vitamin Biotin, resulting in conjunctiva of the eyes.
The immunity of the affected animal will be lowered and defects in B and T cells will occur. The deficiency in the cells reduces the cell count, and consequently, the ability to fight against the invasion of harmful bacteria or a virus is substantially reduced. HIGHLY benefical to add the Biotin Powder (or crushed tablet approx 200mg - 300mg).
Plus the mineral Zinc Picolinate tablet (crushed) daily in meals, for a med to large animal. Half the amount for smaller pets.
Natural Medicines Set of 2
1. HAMPL Eye O Rinse 50ml (1.7oz)
Contains hampl's herbal & homeopathic combination: Hydrastis, Rue, Eyebright, Celandine Herbal Extract with homeopathic Belladonna 6X, Euphrasia 6X, Merc Corr 6X, Ruta Grav 6X, Zinc Met, Merc Sol 10M, Senega Off 6X, Nat Mur 6X, Conium Mac 6X. A combination of soothing herbal treatments. This formula help humans and pet who may get DRY EYE from old age or any other factors. Applied diluted first and drip some fluids on side of eye.
Add (or more) of the Omega Oils into your pets daily diet - meals.
2. HAMPL Eye Vitamin 50ml (1.7oz)
Contains hampl's homeopathic: Gingko Bilba, Zinc, Oleu Jec, Vitamins A, C, D. B-1, B2, B6, 10M, with homeopathic Zinc Met, Euphrasia 10M (conjuctivitus) Calc Carb 10M, and Merc Sol 10M with Nit Acid 12X, 30C,10M ( for ulcers of cornea), Merc.Nitricusi 30C,10M (relief of ketatitis and conjunctivitus),Conium Mac (ulcers and scarring), Cineraria Mar 12X, Chinchona 30X, 1M, Zinc Sulph 30X, Nat Mur 30C, Merc Sol 6C,12X, 12C, CM, 50M (ulcers, pain), (NAR) Immunity support CM, Senega 30C (ulcer), (NAR) Trigeminal 6C, 30C,10M (face nerve pain), with the five "nerve" tissue salts, plus the Organ Sarcodes of the Eye Retina 12C, Macula Lutea 6C, Cornea 1M.
This homeopathic vitamin and remedies formula has many eye nutrition to aid stressed or depleted health of the retina. A natural solution from eyelid prolapse and glands and inflammation.
Australian Clients should be aware that national legislation prohibits the marketing or advertising of any veterinary products which have not been registered with the APVMA. These regulations were designed to control the entry onto the market of new chemical drugs and did not foresee the rising demand for proven herbal and homeopathic formulations. Other laws however, allow such treatments to be available after personal consultation. The product information provided is for International clients only, and Australians should ignore this information.