Dr. Brad Holmberg DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVO
Dr. Brad HolmbergDVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVO   

Third Eyelid Surgery

A prolapsed gland of the third eyelid is commonly called a cherry eye. This occurs commonly in Bulldogs, Cocker Spaniels, Mastiffs, Cane Corso, and many others. Because the prolapsed gland is responsible for 30-50% of the aqueous portion of the tear film, surgery to replace the gland is the treatment of choice. Surgery has a 96-100% success rate when completed by a board certified ophthalmologist.

Third Eyelid Tumor: Tumors of the third eyelid in dogs tend to be locally aggressive, but early intervention is frequently curative. Any mass of the third eyelid must be differentiated from a cherry eye as therapy and prognosis may vary significantly. Dr. Holmberg will be able to differentiate a tumor from a cherry eye based on his examination.


Dr. Brad Holmberg


Animal Eye Center

48 Notch Road

Little Falls, NJ 07424



(973) 890-4430





Office Hours

9 AM - 5:30 PM Mon

8 AM - 5 PM Tues-Fri

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