Eyelid Lumps in Dogs

Lumps on the eyelids of dogs is a suprisingly common problem, especially in older, small breed dogs. Fortunately they’re easy to treat.

We find that most of these lumps are benign, but because they have a tendency to rub on the eye we normally need to surgically remove them.

We can remover around 1/3 of an eyelid before needing significant reconstruction, though this can vary with the breed and conformation of the dog. As a general rule, the earlier we operate the easier it is to get a good result.

The surgery itself is relatively straight forward, with a wedge of tissue removed from the eyelid then the defect carefully closed. See the attached video for a before and after of a recent case.