Luckily for you and for your horse, the majority of issues affecting a horse’s eye are treated successfully at home. Nevertheless, eyes can suffer from a wide array of problems, and they need rapid intervention.
Diagnosis revolves around clinical examination and the use of an ophthalmoscope. However, occasionally the ultrasound scanner comes in handy to examine the inner part of the eyeball.
Many eye problems are treated successfully using eye drops, administered several times daily, as prescribed. Serious or non-responsive infections, deep ulcers or eye traumas may require the placement of an “eye-lavage kit”, which is a little catheter placed under the lower eyelid, allowing for easier and more effective delivery of treatment. This sounds like a big job but in fact is a fairly straightforward procedure, which can be carried out easily at your premises.