Trichiasis in dogs and cats

Common info

Trichiasis in dogs and cats is the eyelashes that grow out of the normal position but have a prick direction inward. Trichiasis is often found in small dogs, which causes the iris to change color and corneal ulcers. If not treated, it may cause blindness. It is more common in dogs than cats.


Trichiasis occurs from many factors such as occur after the inflammation of the eyelids, trachoma, scalding, surgery on the eyelids, etc.


Trichiasis in dogs and cats cause corneal irritation. Most of the lashes are usually longer than usual, causing the lashes to expose to the cornea, which leads the wound to occur on the cornea (corneal ulcers).


  • Corneal ulcers
  • Iris to change color
  • Blepharospasm
  • Epiphora
  • Swelling of eye

Trichiasis in dogs and cats causes the iris color to become darker, irregular eyelid twitching (blepharospasm), excessive tears (epiphora), sticky and swelling of eyes, corneal ulcers.

Treatment and Prevention

Trichiasis in dogs and cats can treat by removing the hair that has a problem. Provide ointment, antibiotics, or surgery. Trichiasis in dogs and cats can prevent by avoiding breeding dogs and cats that are abnormal.

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