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Third eyelid gland prolapse

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Third eyelid gland prolapse

The third eyelid, also known as the nictitating membrane, is a structure that sweeps over the surface of the eye in order to spread tears across the cornea and protect the eye. It is usually only possible to see the edge of the third eyelid which is located in the lower corner of the eye near the nose.

Other names for third eyelid gland prolapse are nictitans gland prolapse, and 'cherry eye'.

Nictitans gland prolapse in a two year old Bulldog ©Keith Barnett

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