What is Feline entropion

Feline entropion is a condition that affects cats, particularly breeds with excessive facial skin folds or brachycephalic (short-nosed) breeds. It involves the rolling inward of the eyelids, causing the eyelashes and sometimes the hair on the eyelids to come into contact with the cornea and irritate the eye's surface. This can lead to discomfort, pain, corneal ulcers, and potential vision impairment if not addressed promptly.


Feline entropion is not a contagious condition and cannot be transmitted from one cat to another. It is primarily a congenital issue, meaning it's often present at birth due to genetic factors that influence the development of the eyelids and facial structure.


Eye Irritation: Cats with entropion may display signs of eye irritation, such as squinting, excessive blinking, and increased tearing.

Redness: The whites of the affected eye may appear red due to inflammation.

Rubbing or Pawing: Cats may paw at their eyes or rub their faces against objects to alleviate the discomfort.

Corneal Ulcers: Constant contact of the eyelashes or hair with the cornea can lead to the development of corneal ulcers, which can be painful and cause further complications.

Kinds of Entropion: 

There are two primary types of feline entropion:

Treatment Options: 

Treatment for feline entropion usually involves surgical correction. The goal of the surgery is to reposition the eyelids so that they no longer roll inward, preventing contact between the eyelashes and the cornea. There are a few different surgical procedures available:

Positives and Negatives of Treatment Options:

Hotz-Celsus Procedure:

Tacking Procedures:

Botox like Procedures:

It's important to note that the decision on which procedure to choose depends on the severity of the entropion, the age and health of the cat, and the veterinarian's expertise.

Feline entropion can cause discomfort and potential vision problems for cats, so seeking prompt veterinary care is essential. Your veterinarian ophthalmologist will be able to assess the severity of the condition and recommend the most appropriate treatment option for your cat's specific situation.`