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Is an Anchoring or Pocket Technique Best for Surgical Repair of Cherry Eye in Dogs?

Jim Connah

Published:  12/02/2019    in:  Knowledge Summaries
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In dogs undergoing surgery for repair of a prolapsed gland of the third eyelid (cherry eye), is a pocket technique superior to an anchoring technique in preventing recurrence?

Clinical bottom line

For surgical treatment of a prolapsed gland of the third eyelid (cherry eye), there is currently no evidence to suggest that either an anchoring technique or a pocket technique is significantly better than the other when comparing recurrence rates. In practice, and until randomised controlled trials are carried out, veterinary surgeon preference and previous experience would be the relevant factors in choosing which operation to perform.


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