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Start with your vet to get it confirmed, but get a referral to an ophthalmologist right away. Have your vet tuck it back in and show you how to do it. It is very important to take care of it as soon as possible, because there is a chance of getting it back in and having it stay in. However, once the gland is out for 48 hours, it is unlikely to get it back inside without a medical procedure being done under anesthesia (tacking the gland). If the vet can tuck it back in, he/she will probably ask you to keep Dilly as calm as possible for 48 hours because if her tissues are inflamed it is more likely to pop out. (Eye tissue can be inflamed due to allergies, which will make it easier to pop back out.)
If it doesn't bother Dilly, and it won't go back in and stay, you might consider just leaving it as is. The swelling does go down after a couple of weeks, and on some dogs it is hardly noticeable unless they are under stress, which seems to bring it out more.