Other Eye Problems

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Corneal Endothelial Degeneration

August 01, 2004

My horse has corneal endothelial degeneration. Can you tell me more about the condition?... Read More

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Blind and Restless

June 01, 2004

My horse is 95% blind, and when he's not eating or sleeping he walks in circles. What can I do to stop this behavior? ... Read More

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Miniature Horses' Eyes

April 01, 2004

It is tempting for veterinarians to use laboratory reference ranges collected from full-sized horses when treating miniature horses. This is not always appropriate, however, as miniature horses have some breed characteristics that are only now... Read More

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100th Equine Corneal Transplant Performed at UF

March 10, 2004

Veterinary ophthalmologists at the University of Florida completed their 100th corneal transplant on a horse Jan. 9.

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The Equine Eye (AAEP Wrap-Up)

March 01, 2004

"There are really only two ophthalmic disease: Corneal ulcers and everything else," said Brooks. Therapies are different, and some therapies for the "everything else" can make ulcers worse, cautioned Brooks.... Read More

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Eye Protection from the Sun

March 01, 2004

I have a 14-year-old Paint/Quarter Horse with one blue eye that has been diagnosed with a "detached iris." ... Read More

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A Prosthetic Eye for the Horse

March 01, 2004

Using ocular ultrasonography, he was able to diagnose complete retinal detachment with a large retinal tear. Because of the grave prognosis for recovery of vision, enucleation (removal of the eye) was recommended.... Read More

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Equine Glaucoma: High-Pressure Eyes

February 23, 2004

Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure within the eye to a level incompatible with eye health) in horses is not well recognized, but look for it in cases of cloudy cornea, corneal edema, or severe unrelenting ocular inflammation.... Read More

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Eye Diseases of the Horse (AAEP 2003)

February 02, 2004

He stressed that horse owners should begin to watch their horses' eyes because the sooner you see something wrong, the sooner your vet can get there and the sooner the horse can be healed. ... Read More

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Foal Care From Birth to 30 Days (AAEP 2003)

January 31, 2004

Foal care from the first few hours of life to one month can be critical in the overall health and welfare of the newborn foal.... Read More

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The Horse's Parent Company Announces Second Annual Book Warehouse Sale

May 04, 2003

Blood-Horse Publications announces its second annual book warehouse clearance sale will be held Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10 at 349 Virginia Avenue in Lexington, Kentucky. Sale hours are 9:00 am to 6:oo pm on Friday and 9:00 am to 3:00 pm... Read More

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The Whites of Their Eyes

May 01, 2003

I have a 3-year-old filly which has prominent white around her eyes. Some say this is a sign of madness in a horse. ... Read More

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Caring for a Newly Blind Horse

April 01, 2003

We have a 19-year-old Appaloosa gelding that is going blind fast from a genetic disease. How can we help him?... Read More

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Prepping for Standing Eye Surgery (AAEP 2002)

January 08, 2003

"However, there are challenges with standing ocular (eye) surgery--you generally need magnification, and thus the horse must be perfectly still," he continued. "Many (eye) procedures thus require general anesthesia. But with appropriate tranquilizati... Read More

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Retina and Optic Nerve Disease

December 01, 2002

Learn more about 10 conditions that can affect the horse's retina and optic nerve.... Read More

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Soothing Itchy Eyes

November 01, 2002

My 20-year-old Appaloosa mare seems to have increasingly puffy, swollen eyes each spring and summer. ... Read More

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Equine Glaucoma

November 01, 2002

This blinding disease is caused by increased eye pressure. ... Read More

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Understanding Equine Recurrent Uveitis (ERU)

October 01, 2002

ERU is one of the most frequent causes of equine blindness. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Cataracts and Lens Problems

September 01, 2002

Cataracts can obscure your horse's vision, but surgery can be successful. ... Read More

A deep stromal abscess and slight corneal edema are found in the eye of this 6-year-old horse

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The Dreaded Corneal Stromal Abscess

August 01, 2002

The corneal stromal abscess is a very serious and potentially vision-threatening condition. ... Read More

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Eye Removal

August 01, 2002

I was just informed that my young Quarter Horse needs to have his eye removed. What does this procedure consist of?... Read More

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Corneal Disease

July 01, 2002

Many things can cause problems in the cornea of the equine eye. ... Read More

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Fungal Ulcers in the Equine Eye

June 01, 2002

Fungi live all around us, and they are capable of producing severe eye infections. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

Fluorescein staining is necessary to make the diagnosis of a corneal ulcer. This stain will color exposed stroma, but not normal epithelium or Descemet's membrane.

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Bacterial Corneal Ulcers

May 01, 2002

Quick attention to these infectious eye ulcers can save your horse's sight.... Read More

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Eyelid Problems

April 01, 2002

Even small injuries to the horse's eyelids are important and require veterinary attention. Here's what to watch for.... Read More