A Clinical Case from the Archives : 10/01/2005

This is the eye of a year old pedigree Maine Coone tom cat. What is the problem in the eye and what might be causing it?

The entropion we see here is unusual in a young cat. Most lid inturning in cats is a spastic syndrome seen in older cats. Here, especially in this potential stud animal, we might well worry about an inherited form of lid defect, as we see often in several dog breeds. There is no evidence of direct inheritance here though and it seems that the lid inturning is just a function of the cat’s rather – how shall we put it – meaty jowls!


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