Congenital Eyelid Agenesis

Attending DVM: Dr. Jennifer Lavender

This kitten was presented to Metro Paws Animal Hospital by Operation Kindness. He had a birth defect that resulted in his eyelids not developing. These kittens cannot blink and their eye remains open even when they are sleeping. This kitten had to have one eye removed because it had become so ulcerated from hair scratching the eyeball. The other eyelid underwent two surgeries to graft skin from the lower lid into the place missing an upper eyelid.

Fred has a great prognosis for normal vision.