Ectroppion

Also more likely to occur in the more wrinkled type Saints (Non-FCI). This usually affects

 droopy eyes. In this case the eyelids turn outwards, but this does not cause as much

 damage as entropion. Because of increased exposure of the eye, dogs with ectropion are

 prone to develop allergic or bacterial conjunctivitis – inflammation of the thin membrane

 which covers the periphery of the surface of the eye and lines the eyelids. Affected dogs

may develop keratoconjunctivitis sicca because of reduced efficiency at wetting and

cleaning the cornea.Dogs that have had surgical correction for a defect such as ectropion

 are prohibited from exhibition in the show ring.

 

 

 

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