The English Bulldog’s eyes are particularly sensitive, and therefore this breed is at risk of developing eye diseases, including the following:
Ectropion in dogs is a disease in which the eyelid moves outwards, compromising the health of the inner eyelid, which is left exposed to the external environment. It is a disease with a good prognosis, but veterinary treatment is essential.
Entropion is the opposite of the above. In this case, the edge of the lid folds inwards. This means that the eyelashes come into contact with the eyeball, causing irritation, pain and difficulty in keeping the eyes open. Entropion is treated with surgery.
Keratoconjunctivitis can cause serious injuries to the eyeball if not treated in time. Keratoconjunctivitis causes inflammation in the lacrimal gland, conjunctiva and cornea. This disease causes mucus secretion, redness and even corneal ulcers. The treatment for keratoconjunctivitis consists of applying eye drops and antibiotics, although in some cases surgery may be the only option.