Veterinary Surgery Service

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


Harderian Gland Prolapse (Cherry Eye)

A prolapsed gland is the most common disorder of the third eyelid in dogs. It is commonly referred to as a cherry eye because the prolapsed gland appears as a red mass that protrudes from behind the third eyelid. Prolapsed gland of the third eyelid is more common in young dogs and is overrepresented in some breeds, including American cocker spaniels and English bulldogs.

What will Harderian Gland Prolapse Eye Surgery cost?

The all inclusive fee is $1,400.00 (unilateral) and $1,800.00 (bilateral)

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
  • Harderian Gland Prolapse Correction Surgery
  • 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