Medial Canthus Syndrome in Dogs

Fonte: Sheryl G. Krohne, BA, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVO

Medial Canthus Syndrome in a Pug
   Medial Canthus Syndrome in a Pug

Chronic corneal and conjunctival irritation in dogs is often caused by anatomic eyelid abnormalities, particularly in brachycephalic and shallow-orbit breeds. This syndrome has been called “medial canthus syndrome” by some authors and may cause pigmentary keratitis, epiphora, and occasionally ulcers. Most of these abnormalities may be improved or controlled with surgery (blepharoplasty), resulting in the decrease of clinical symptoms and improved comfort of the patient.


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