Eye exams are an important part of your horse’s overall health care. We treat acute injuries, such as eyelid lacerations and corneal ulcers, as well as chronic conditions such as glaucoma, tumors and uveitis. We can diagnose and treat most of your horse’s eye ailments right on the farm. Diagnostics often include:
- Staining the cornea to look for ulcers
- Blocking the eye lid
- Dilating the pupil
- Direct exam using an ophthalmascope
- Using ultrasound to examine structures in the back of the eye
Enucleations can be performed with standing anesthesia as well as chemotherapeutic treatments when necessary.