Flynn, a 2 year old Chinese Crested Powder Puff Dog was surrendered to The Chinese Crested Club of Great Britain Rescue in June 2022.
Following three unsuccessful operations to repair “ectopic cilia” on both eyes, Flynn was referred to an eye specialist.
Flynn presented for ophthalmic examination with a history of having undergone upper eyelid surgery in his right eye on one occasion and in his left eye on two occasions for “ectopic cilia”, but still having complications. Ophthalmic examination revealed the following significant findings:
Flynn has upper eyelid trichiasis in both eyes, which is much more severe in the left eye, associated with areas of absent normal eyelid margin. Trichiasis is used to describe hairs in a normal location that are contacting the cornea. In Flynn’s case, the trichiasis hairs are his normal upper eyelid hairs. Treatment of Flynn’s upper eyelid trichiasis requires eyelid reconstruction to create a normal eyelid margin and prevent his eyelid hairs being directed onto the cornea. This will be relatively simple in the right eye as it just requires the eyelid defect to be resected and accurately repaired. The left eye will be much more challenging as, whilst up to a third (1/3) of the eyelid can be resected without the need for reconstructive surgery, Flynn’s upper eyelid has already been shortened and it does look like he may need reconstruction of the eyelid margin.
The cost of the repair is approximately $3000, This is in addition to the cost of the 3 operations prior to seeing the eye specialist.
We understand that this surgery is expensive but given Flynn’s age and the success rate of the surgery, the Charity feel it is worth repairing the eyes and is appealing to the public to help towards the cost of the surgery. Any donation, however small will help, if you are able to gift aid your donation then the Charity can claim an extra 25 pence for every pound that is donated. All we need is a completed gift aid form if you are a UK taxpayer.
The Charity would like to thank you in advance for your support and will keep you updated on Flynn’s progress.
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