Chapter 1 Eyelid


The eyelids are composed of skin, eyelid muscles, eyelid glands (particularly the meibomian glands), and the palpebral conjunctiva, which lines the inner surface of the eyelids. The eyelids are affected by conditions that affect skin elsewhere on the body and a variety of anatomic abnormalities, as well as conditions that involve the conjunctiva and eyeball. Many eyelid abnormalities seen in dogs are breed related (e.g., distichia, entropion, and ectropion). Inflammatory diseases (e.g., blepharitis) may be associated with more widespread dermatitis. Various tumors may affect the eyelids in older animals and are illustrated in this chapter. Because the integrity of the eye may be affected by eyelid disease, careful observation and accurate diagnosis are important.

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Jul 31, 2016 | Posted by in INTERNAL MEDICINE | Comments Off on Eyelid

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