Pedigree dog has 'extreme' facelift that
allows her to open her eyes and see for the first time
Barely able to see through squinted
eyes that would turn Clint Eastwood green with envy, this dog's
chiselled expression hides a serious condition.
Over-breeding has left Molly the pedigree Shar
Pei with a painful disease which left her unable to see and, if left
untreated, could have caused permanent blindness.
That was, until she underwent an 'extreme'
Before the operation: Over-breeding Molly, a
pedigree Shar Pei, with a painful disease which left her unable to see
and, if left untreated, could have caused permanent blindness
Molly, 12 months, was unable to
since birth because she suffered from a entropion, a congenital disease
which causes folds of skin to rub against the eye.
Her owner Louise Walsh, from Romford
in Essex, said:
'When I first got
her all she did was
sleep because she was in so much pain.
'Now she is so happy all the time -
exploring and she loves chasing crows.
'She's such a wonderful dog. She
and is very affectionate.'
Molly's life was turned around by vet
Richard Marks, from the Goddard Veterinary
Group in Gidea Park, Essex, who carried out vital surgery to let her see
He said: 'What I essentially did was
give her an extreme facelift. I removed a large piece of skin and
stitched the remaining skin to the back of her head.
'It may sound extreme but if left much longer she would have
been totally blinded.'
After the operation: Molly can now see for the
world for the first time after undergoing an 'extreme' facelift
vet blasted the over-breeding which led to Molly suffering from one of
the worst cases of the entropion he had ever seen.
Mr Marks said: 'Molly is a result of
very bad breeding between dogs that are essentially diseased.
'Molly was bred to satisfy a certain
criteria on what they think a dog should look like rather than its
Ms Walsh bought
Molly for £500 just last month, but has already shelled out £720 in vet
She now plans to sue the owners, from
who sold her the pet, claiming they were not honest about her state of
She said: 'I'm
very angry. It's not about the money, it's the fact they were dishonest.