What's new
Mastiff Forum

This is a sample guest message. Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

  • Welcome back!

    We decided to spruce things up and fix some things under the hood. If you notice any issues, feel free to contact us as we're sure there are a few things here or there that we might have missed in our upgrade.

Ivy has Entropion - Opinions on Surgery?


Well-Known Member
New Update. Ivy saw Dr. S. again today. She managed to rip two more stitches out, the brat.

I didn't even think she was worrying at them, but maybe it's happening at night. *sigh*

We still haven't removed the e-collar. 5 more days and then we can take it off.

Interesting though. He took the remaining stitches out (it's sort of futile at this point) and her eye looks pretty good. Still some swelling. He reiterated that the scar tissue she's created there may pull the eyelid out enough that it won't roll back in. But if we don't get that lucky, there's a new laser procedure he suggested. He said he'd just read about it in the past week. Apparently the lasers are fired into the skin under the eye to tighten it up. This could possibly solve her issues without any cutting or removing the eyelid, which would be fabulous. He hasn't ever done this procedure but has done a lot of laser surgery.

So, keeping my fingers crossed. Provided she doesn't have any setbacks, we'll go back in two weeks so he can re-evaluate and decide what to do.


Well-Known Member
Years ago I had a Rott that had this condition. We tried ointment and drops but shed get ulcers...surgery was a lifesaver for us!

Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk


Well-Known Member
Sorry I've been MIA. It's been a crazy couple of weeks.

After 13 long days Ivy finally got to have the e-collar removed last week. Her eye looks fabulous. No redness, no goop, no constant tearing like before. I think the "temporary" tacks may have fixed the problem. Crossing my fingers. We see the vet again tomorrow to follow up. I don't have a good eye close up but for your viewing pleasure ...

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk