Cherry eye is usually a genetic problem of the tear gland that is a problem that is worse in specific breeds. Some are mild and some are more severe. They usually cause irritation of the eyes. They are not conditions that magically disappear and if they are mild they will continually cause a problem from time to time.
They usually need to be surgically reattached to the lower orbital bone of the eye and this is something that your veterinarian should have discussed with you or if not then ask him/her about the long term surgical correction of the condition.
The old technique is to surgically just remove them – this is NOT recommended anymore and make sure your veterinarian does not convince you to remove them. This will commonly lead to a potentially serious condition called Dry eye and requires life long medical management at best.
Martin Slome DVM
Centre Street Animal Hospital
7700 Bathurst Street Units 40-42
Tel. (905) 771-9855