Our expert says:
I think the condition that you are referring to is called entropion. Entropion is very common in Shar Pei and occurs when the eyelashes are constantly brushing on the outer surface of the eye.
There is a temporary procedure called eyelid tacking that can be done for pups from 3-4 weeks of age. The procedure is effective at this age and can be complemented by further eyelid surgery in the future.
If your vet has advised that you have the procedure, and there are clinical signs of entropion, then I would strongly agree with his/her opinion.
Entropian is a painful condition that can lead to further ocular problems and if you have the means to assist in resolving this problem then please consider the surgery.
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