Cataracts and Lens Problems

Everyone has heard of cataracts. We think of them as affecting older humans, and sometimes they are found in children and young adults. Yet, cataracts also are seen in horses. A cataract is an opacity or clouding of the lens (a large transparent structure found midway between the cornea and the retina that is used to focus images close to the horse's head. (See "Normal Eye Anatomy" on page

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