Great dane health : the ectropion


Like for the entropion, the ectropion is an eye default.

It is characterized by a eyelid turns outwards.

schema of the ectropion

The origins of an ectropion can have severals possible causes : congenital or acquired.


Turning outwards and so losing the contact on the eyeball, the eyelid is widely separated from the cornea.

The result is to allow a widely exposure of the conjonctive to the action of the ambiant air. It causes a drying of the eyelid face and the appearance of redness.


The only treatment is an operation which consists to reapply the eyelid against the cornea by a shortening of the eyelid lenght.

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