Eye Clips

11 Apr

Xander saw the vet today, and he does have entropion eyes.  Both of the lower lids were folded in.  The vet put a clip on each lower eye lid to pull them and keep the eyelashes from rubbing on the eye.

Before the clip was on, it was very sore and watering all the time.

You can see that part of the lower lid doesn’t seem to have as much fur.  This is the part that was folded under.

He cried when it was put on, but now he doesn’t even notice them.  Plus, his eyes feel better.  The clips will stay on for about a week (unless they fall off sooner).  That’s the whole fix!

16 Responses to “Eye Clips”

  1. Sandy April 11, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    Oh poor little fella,,, but he will feel better as you say. I just hate when they cry!

    • Teresa April 11, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

      One little cry per eye, and he was fine! Ready to go hunt his mom down.

  2. Roan April 11, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    It looks like it would bother him so much he would be trying to rub it out. Poor fella. Easy fix, though.

    • Teresa April 11, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

      The clips actually help it feel better. it stops those eyelashes from rubbing on the eye.

  3. Tayet April 11, 2011 at 11:07 pm #

    Poor baby. I hope he gets better soon.


    • Teresa April 12, 2011 at 6:21 am #

      He’s already not in pain from eyelashes rubbing!

  4. a collection of days April 12, 2011 at 8:01 am #

    oh how interesting. I’m glad that they don’t do that to people eyes!

    • Teresa April 12, 2011 at 10:25 am #

      Better than cats and dogs–they have to go through surgery to fix it.

  5. Window On The Prairie April 12, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    So do the clips force the lid to turn outward and it stays that way after the clips are removed? Neato! I think they used to have to do surgery for this.

    • Teresa April 12, 2011 at 11:10 am #

      Cats and dogs still have surgery. The clips are used on sheep and goats, and it does stay after the clip falls off. So much better than a surgery.

  6. Mimi Foxmorton April 12, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    Poor wee one.
    But that IS an ‘easy fix’…..for us watching. 🙂

    (It reminds me of that movie….A Clockwork Orange…only for goats……)

    • Teresa April 12, 2011 at 11:11 am #

      Been a while since I’ve read that book. Of all the things that can go wrong, this one is fairly simple to fix.

  7. dina March 14, 2013 at 12:03 am #

    I have been looking for a supplier of clips and applicator for more than a year. Can you please provide the name and contact number of your vet? Thank you.

    • Teresa March 14, 2013 at 6:47 am #

      I use Central Veterinary Services. The number is 641-482-3265


  1. Just Some Updates « Eden Hills's Blog - April 19, 2011

    […] Xander lost one eye clip, and the eye was still watering, so he had to go visit the vet.  They put four  more clips on the eye.  Poor little guy.  He was such a good boy riding on my lap and sitting there while they checked to  make sure he didn’t have a lesion on the eyeball itself.  No damage there, so we’re hoping it’s going to be taken care of this time.  The clip is still on the other eye, and it isn’t watering at all.  That’s good. […]

  2. Eyes and Nays « Eden Hills's Blog - May 27, 2011

    […] shared that Xander had two entropion eyes that the vet put clips on to keep the lower eyelid from curling in, scratching his eye.  Usually […]

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