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Conformational defects may result in an inward-rolling of the lower and/or upper lids. Head conformation and structure as well as weight and amount of skin wrinkle also play an important role in this  condition. 

Breeders must look to conformation that minimizes the likelihood of occurrence of lid deformations. Canine lower lid entropion may be secondary to chronic conjunctivitis which sometimes turns out to be allergic reaction.  Other irritating causes may lead to spastic entropion.

As a Basset Hound ages they loose muscle tone and as a result this may lead to upper lid entropion.

Whenever lid deformation leads to irritation, surgical correction is usually   necessary.
Here, Entropion of the lower eye lid is seen to be irritating the cornea.

To read more on eye conditions please click on the links:

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