Some eye diseases to which our pets are exposed cause the most problems with their treatment. Such unpleasant diseases include the turn of the century, which can develop in both a cat and a dog. From the turn of the century sometimes even rodents suffer! The country of the Soviets will tell you everything about this disease.
Pathology of the development of eyelid turn in animals is due to the fact that the edges of the eyelids, which normally should fit well in the eyeball, are wrapped inside, and the tender cornea of the eye comes into contact with the hair. Because of this pathological development of the centurythere is a constant mechanical eye irritation. As a result, you can notice that the animal is watering its eyes, the cornea is very irritated and conjunctivitis often appears. Over time, untreated eyelid twist leads to perforation (through damage) of the cornea and the formation of ulcers.
It turns out that to the eyelid turn are inclined to cats and dogs of certain breeds. Thus, the turn of the century in dogs most oftenIt occurs in such breeds as chow-chow and sharpei. To this disease, the eyes in dogs are led by their natural "folding" of the skin. But in addition, the twist of the eyelids also occurs among St. Bernards, Great Danes, Cocker Spaniels, Bulldogs, Boxers, Pugs and Pekingese. The twitching of the eyelids in cats is also found in animals of a certain breed. Most often this eye disease is observed in sphinxes, rexes and Persians. But sometimes even mongrel cats also suffer from the turn of the century.
This eye disease can be both congenital and acquired. Congenital eyelid twist in cats can be seen,when the kittens open their eyes, what happens on the 10-15th day of their life. In dogs, the signs of the twist of the eyelid appear during the first three months of life. But theoretically, this eye disease can appear in an animal at any age. Also do not forget that the twist may be on the upper and lower eyelids, and sometimes on both.
If an adult animal began to develop a twist of the century, The reasons for the appearance of this disease can be several. So, in adult dogs to the twist of the century is veryoften lead to problems with weight. Fat, which is deposited under the skin, stretches it, thickens and makes it heavier. As a result, the skin of the eyelids can not cope with such a load and is wrapped inwards.
But not only the obesity of the animal leads to the development of the turn of the century. Any trauma or other eye diseases can also cause a bloat. Often conjunctivitis is preceded by conjunctivitis orforeign body entry into the animal's eye. Even trauma to the eye can also lead to eyelid twisting. All this is due to the fact that the muscles of the eyeball can overstress and shift the eye inside the orbit. As a result, it turns out that the size of the eye does not correspond to the anatomical shape of the orbit, and the eyelid, in turn, begins to wrap inward.
At the initial stage of the disease, the eyelid turn can be treated with ointments, drops and other preparations. But in all other cases, unfortunately,it is necessary to resort to surgical intervention. At a late stage of the disease, ointments or drops that can be used will not yield the desired results. Of course, during their application, one can notice an improvement in the state of the animal's eyes. But after the end of the treatment, all symptoms return.
To avoid such consequences, should always monitor the condition of the animal's eyes. Especially should pay attention to healththe eyes of a cat or dog to all animal owners who are genetically inclined to develop a twilight turn. From time to time, show your pet to the veterinarian so that he can in time reveal any deviations in the health of your pet. It is also very important to adhere to the rules of eye hygiene for animals that are prone to developing a turn of the century. In any trauma or illness, the eye area should be isolated, so that the animal itself can not carry a secondary infection or cause itself even more harm.