Dennis E. Brooks, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVO

Dennis E. Brooks, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVO, is a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Florida. He has lectured extensively, nationally and internationally, in comparative ophthalmology and glaucoma, and has more than 140 refereed publications. He is a recognized authority on canine glaucoma, and infectious keratitis, corneal transplantation, and glaucoma of horses.

Articles by Dennis E. Brooks, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVO

Equine Multiple Congenital Ocular Anomalies Syndrome

This syndrome describes a group of abnormalities in the horse's cornea, iris, lens, and ciliary body. Read More

Corneal Ulcers

I was wondering about corneal ulcers in horses. I have a 30-year-old horse that has lost eyesight in one eye from age, and I am treating him now for a corneal ulcer. I read your article on eye problems (November 2010 issue) and was wondering what med Read More

Clogged Tear Duct

What treatments are available for a clogged tear duct in my horse's eye? Read More

Corneal Dystrophy

Is corneal dystrophy more common in Appaloosas? What causes this condition, and what is the long-term prognosis? Read More

Corneal Endothelial Degeneration

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

The Whites of Their Eyes

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

Caring for a Newly Blind Horse

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

Retina and Optic Nerve Disease

The retina is one of the most metabolically active tissues in the body. It consists of 10 layers of cells and nerve fibers. Nine layers compose the sensory retina, with a final layer, the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), present next to the Read More

Soothing Itchy Eyes

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

Equine Glaucoma

The glaucomas are a group of diseases resulting from alterations in the formation and drainage of aqueous humor (clear eye fluid), which causes an increase in intraocular (within the eye) pressure (IOP) above that compatible with normal function Read More

Understanding Equine Recurrent Uveitis (ERU)

Horses exhibit eye pain for a variety of reasons and to varying degrees. As we've discussed previously, the most common cause is corneal ulceration. In this article, we'll discuss uveitis, which requires a very different kind of treatment than Read More

Cataracts and Lens Problems

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

The Dreaded Corneal Stromal Abscess

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

Eye Removal

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

Corneal Disease

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

Fungal Ulcers in the Equine Eye

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

Bacterial Corneal Ulcers

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

Eyelid Problems

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

Common Foal Eye Problems

Learn about some of the most common eye problems found in foals and how they can be treated. Read More

Look Into His Eyes

Your veterinarian has an array of instruments and techniques for examining your horse's eyes. Read More

Eye Anatomy and Physiology

Learn the basics of equine eye anatomy and physiology with glossary terms. Read More

Equine Corneal Problems: Wait and See Will Not Work

A corneal ulcer (ulcerative keratitis) is the most serious eye disease that veterinarians treat. Defined as a lesion in which the outer layer and some of the middle layer of the cornea have been lost, even simple ulcers can quickly progress to Read More