After a couple of days of trying to correct the in turned eyelids of Annie's lamb, manually, we had to resort to more direct intervention. The vet came on Friday morning and injected a slow releasing antibiotic in two places under the lamb's right eyelid. The fluid caused the area underneath the eye to swell forcing the lashes outwards. Although it looked as if the poor creature had walked into a door, the affect was immediate. The eye looked less painful and stopped weeping.
By the evening some of the swelling had gone down and her eye was partially open. This morning it looked better still and the lamb has spent the day happily racing around the field with the other two. The eye will remain slightly swollen for the next couple of days, giving the lower lid a chance to stay in the correct position. In the unlikely event it doesn't a second injection will be required. As an added precaution we are treating the eye daily with an eye ointment.
Photo1: Before treatment - lower eyelid in turned, causing pain and tearing
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Photo 2 & 3: A couple of hours after being injected, swollen with lower eyelid forced outwards
More photos of improvement to follow.