Veterinary Surgery Service

131 Hospital Drive N.E. Suite 2
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548


Distichia Removal Surgery

Distichiasis is a common condition that affects dogs, and less commonly, cats. The normal eyelid margin is devoid of hairs. There are multiple glands (called meibomian glands) along the eyelids which produce an oily secretion. Occasionally a hair can arise from or near these glands and project out of the eyelid. This hair is called a distichium, and the plural is distichia. The CO2 laser is used on a single point to destroy the hair follicles of stray eyelashes.

How much does Distechia Removal Surgery cost?

The all inclusive fee is $900.00

This includes:

  • Intake Physical Examination
  • Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork: CBC, full chemistry panel, clotting profile when indicated
  • EKG
  • I.V. Catheter
  • I.V. Fluids
  • Pre-Anesthetic analgesia drugs
  • Anesthesia induction drugs tailored to the individual patient 
  • Anesthesia Maintenance on isoflurane
  • Distechia Removal Surgery using CO2 Cutting Laser
  • Anesthesia monitoring by: EKG, CO2 end tidal, O2 saturation, Blood pressure, body temperature
  • Post-surgical recovery monitoring
  • Hospitalization as required
  • Take home medications
  • Recheck appointments