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What equine eye issue are you most concerned about?

Corneal ulcers
32%
157
Cataracts
10%
47
Uveitis/Moon blindness
43%
212
Glaucoma
5%
23
Other (please specify)
10%
49

Total votes cast: 488

Comments & Write-in Answers

trauma

2/18/2013 1:51:23 PM

Injuries to the eye

2/18/2013 12:07:25 PM

cancer

2/17/2013 7:30:55 PM

I have an Appaloosa mare.

2/17/2013 4:34:34 PM

cancerous tumors

2/17/2013 3:39:14 PM

Accidents such as poking eye on tree limb or fencing.

2/17/2013 3:13:26 PM

my 29 yr old gelding has them

2/17/2013 12:43:17 PM

I am keeper to a mini mare that routinely injures her eyes.

2/17/2013 1:54:31 AM

have a horse dealing with the condition

2/16/2013 11:13:33 PM

The vet just informed us that our Arabian mare is losing her vision due to glaucoma.

2/16/2013 2:31:13 PM

Just had the vet out last month for my old mare's corneal ulcer.

2/16/2013 10:46:12 AM

an accidental injury

2/15/2013 10:02:42 PM

foxtails in eye

2/15/2013 9:49:25 PM

I have a horse with ocular herpes. It flares on occasion and we use antivirals to treat.

2/15/2013 8:28:50 PM

cancer of the third eyelid

2/15/2013 8:28:09 PM

Penetrating trauma

2/15/2013 5:32:36 PM

injuries

2/15/2013 2:44:48 PM

does uveitis turn into glacoma? how can you tell if it is glacoma?

2/15/2013 1:27:32 PM

allergies or reaction to midges-just moved N to South.

2/15/2013 10:13:45 AM

detached retina

2/15/2013 6:53:11 AM

high sensitivity in an eye that has previously had all of the above

2/15/2013 6:31:55 AM

weeping eye

2/14/2013 11:19:23 PM

I lost my beautiful Arab mare to hemangiosarcoma on her eye. She was 12 years old.

2/14/2013 10:36:07 PM

Had a horse that had this issue

2/14/2013 8:34:08 PM

none

2/14/2013 7:15:26 PM

Living in a dry, windy climate, I fly mask year round to keep grit out of eyes

2/14/2013 6:36:49 PM

My mare is blind from cataracts, but still being ridden & enjoyed.

2/14/2013 6:17:03 PM

stromal abcess

2/14/2013 6:04:32 PM

Injury

2/14/2013 5:34:40 PM

Treating 1 with uveitis for a few years. holding his own so far.

2/14/2013 1:14:31 PM

injury and fungal infections

2/14/2013 11:59:31 AM

my horse developed two large corneal ulcers caused by fungal organisms. 4 1/2 mths $6000+ she healed

2/14/2013 11:46:41 AM

Ulcers are far the most common and unsuccessfully treated can lead to the other complications.

2/14/2013 6:05:30 AM

Having had a horse with Uveitis I know how debilitating this can be.

2/14/2013 5:31:42 AM

Are there any new treatments for uveitis beyond cyclosporine implants?

2/14/2013 2:11:04 AM

Penetrating wound to eye

2/13/2013 11:40:16 PM

In over 30 yrs of owning horses I have only had trouble with eye infections requiring RX ointmen

2/13/2013 10:35:43 PM

Injuries

2/13/2013 7:26:46 PM

Anything that can cause blindness or severe eye pain.

2/13/2013 7:16:20 PM

this getting so common and would like to know it relatavacne to leptospirois

2/13/2013 6:39:30 PM

Just so common and hard to treat

2/13/2013 5:04:56 PM

horsemeat scandal, US humane treatment of horses?

2/13/2013 4:18:57 PM

squamous cell carcinoma

2/13/2013 4:15:37 PM

blindness

2/13/2013 3:25:20 PM

have never had eye issues in 30+ yrs

2/13/2013 12:28:16 PM

Insidious ERU in Appaloosas and POAs

2/13/2013 12:12:25 PM

i have a leopard appy. aren't they prone to this?

2/13/2013 12:09:20 PM

cancerous growths.

2/13/2013 11:34:02 AM

Cancer of the 3rd eyelid. Our belgian filly developed it in both eyes

2/13/2013 11:27:42 AM

trauma

2/13/2013 9:51:10 AM

Most have healed w/in a day or two, but had one bad infection that did heal w/intensive treatment

2/13/2013 7:44:18 AM

Have 26 yr. old Appaloosa/TB. Is this danger over at this age?

2/13/2013 1:54:23 AM

Have 1 w/uveitis. Seems to be doing fine so far. Always wears fly mask.

2/12/2013 11:05:55 PM

as they develop

2/12/2013 9:59:04 PM

My senior gelding is prone to ingrown eyelash hairs which cause corneal ulcers

2/12/2013 9:21:19 PM

Lyme disease

2/12/2013 8:48:58 PM

Mine are pasture horses and that can be a problem in rough country.

2/12/2013 8:26:44 PM

aldready have an appy with this problem

2/12/2013 8:18:56 PM

My 10 year old mare has one in her left eye.

2/12/2013 7:09:22 PM

Concerned about an undetected corneal ulcer due to foreign matter in the eye

2/12/2013 6:49:30 PM

Cancer of the 3rd eyelid

2/12/2013 6:48:44 PM

Injury

2/12/2013 6:45:33 PM

Have had 2 horses with uveitis, one lead to total blindness, the other to glaucoma in one eye with v

2/12/2013 6:35:24 PM

They all concern me. It was hard to choose.

2/12/2013 6:35:19 PM

cloudy eye

2/12/2013 6:06:10 PM

injuries

2/12/2013 6:04:16 PM

INJURY

2/12/2013 6:03:40 PM

My horse has runny eyes

2/12/2013 5:31:20 PM

none - no eye issues in our herds. Thank goodness.

2/12/2013 5:11:01 PM

injuries

2/12/2013 4:40:08 PM

15 yrs ago my Appaloosa went blind eventually in both eyes from ERU. Difficult condition to treat.

2/12/2013 4:36:04 PM

My wife has a Appy, seems to run with the breed !

2/12/2013 4:27:24 PM

all of the above - eye health is vital!

2/12/2013 11:40:11 AM

One of my geldings has uveitis in both eyes, so its progression is certainly concerning.

2/12/2013 8:02:00 AM

had a gelding w/bilateral uveitis that dev. a cataract in 1 eye & infection/melting ulcer in other

2/12/2013 7:25:02 AM

Eye injuries-I've had two horses with corneal scratches from foreign objects, both healed well

2/12/2013 2:43:15 AM