Eyelid Problems and Squinting in Cats
This condition, in which the eyelid rolls in, occurs sporadically as a
hereditary defect in Persians and related breeds, but it can occur in any cat
because of scarring of the lower lid following a bout of purulent conjunctivitis or a lacerated
eyelid. The rolled-in lid produces eye irritation with tearing and severe
Treatment: Entropion can be corrected surgically.
In cats with this condition, the lower eyelid rolls out from the face,
exposing the surface of the eye to irritants. It may be caused by a birth
defect, but in most cases it is due to an improperly healed laceration of the
lid. This condition is less common than entropion.
Treatment: Surgery may be necessary to tighten the lid and protect the