Medial Canthal Pocket Syndrome

Medial Canthal Pocket Syndrome describes a relatively common presentation, particularly associated with breeds displaying deep orbits and narrow skulls such that micro-debris collects in the ventral conjunctival fold or “pocket”. Clinically this condition presents as low-grade, chronic, follicular conjunctivitis affecting both the ventral palpebral fornix and tissues of the third eyelid. Mild to moderate associated mucoid ocular discharge is typically present and dried discharge may additionally accumulate around the medial canthus. Symptoms may be exacerbated by seasonal/atopic dermatitis. Commonly affected breeds include the Standard Poodle & Afghan Hound.