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Jennifer E.
user 46683942
Washington, DC
Post #: 2
Hi. I have a 4 month old bulldog puppy who has had an infected eye for about two weeks now. I took her back to the vet yesterday and they suspect that she has ectopic cilia, which is where the eyelashes grow on the inside of the eyelid, scratching the cornea and irritating the entire eye.

I am wondering if anyone has experienced this with their own bulldog. If so, can anyone recommend an Ophthalmologist? Also, if anyone has experienced this and had their dog undergo surgery, was the problem solved permanently?

Any information anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!!
A former member
Post #: 1
Hi Jenn, this is Clarissa, I have a bulldog called Boris and he had the same problem. I recommend you dr. Kelley Corcoran, she is a great ophtamologist and has a lot of experience. Her clinic is Vet Vision in Fairfax Va ,the address is 4103 Rust Rd Fairfax VA 22030 ( 703) 246 0009, I hope you take your puppy there,good luck with him! Boris had surgery for his eye lashes and also had surgery for cherry eye in both eyes with dr Corcoran, he is great now!
Mariela T.
user 17767541
Washington, DC
Post #: 1
Mr. President is a 1 1/2 year old and he is about to have his second eye surgery tomorrow. He first started with an eye infection and then they told us he had ectopic cilia, we decided to do the surgery and it was about $1500. The vet told us it will not guarantee us that it will not happen again. Well after exactly a year he is having the same problem were his eye is tearing and red all the time. We were referred to a new opthamologist and he told me that President needs a new surgery and that it wasn't the eye lashes creating this problem. I would really recommend that before you decide on doing the surgery you get a second opinion because it didn't work for us and now he is going to have another surgery on the same eye crying. The opthamologist he is going to have the surgery with is Dr. Eric Smith he is located in Gaithersburg, MD.
I really hope he doesn't need the surgery because when Mr. President had his he was miserable and the problem never went away. Good luck to you.
Washington, DC
Post #: 8
I also highly recommend Dr. Kelley Corcoran. She has treated Tank's long-term eye problem (glaucoma) as well as an emergency eye prob for my little girl. She is the best vet I've ever encountered among specialists (and frankly, any vet, ever).
Jennifer E.
user 46683942
Washington, DC
Post #: 3
Thank you for the responses! Lola did end up having to have surgery for ectopic cilia. She actually had it in both of her eyes!

I took her to Eye Care for Animals in Leesburg and we saw Dr. Micki Armour. I was incredibly impressed with her!! She did an amazing job and Lola seems to be 100% better! When I went to pick her up after surgery, she had both eyes wide open and never once seemed to be in any discomfort.

We were told that there is always a chance that it can come back again, however, they removed the follicles and then froze the area in hopes that it won't. If it does come back, they will do the procedure and charge just materials.
Sunny J.
Woodbridge, VA
Post #: 5
Dr. Corcoran did a phenomenal job on my Vinnie's eye when he had his issue. Read my yelp review. Glad to hear Lola is doing well!

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