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Cherry eye - Rabbit Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Claire Speight, Jennifer Hamlin

Cherry eye is a term used to describe the popping out of a tear gland in the eyelid. The condition is uncommon in pet rabbits but needs to be treated by your veterinarian as soon as possible.
 
Eye: nictitating gland prolapse ©Vladimir Jekl

What is cherry eye?

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Why does it occur?

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How is cherry eye diagnosed and treated?

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