It is important that any eye problems in horses are rapidly diagnosed and treated if permanent damage to the eye and eyesight is to be avoided. For this reason we recommend prompt veterinary assessment for even apparently minor eye problems. All our vets carry ophthalmoscopes and a range of products for diagnosing and treating common eye conditions.
In certain cases we may recommend that the horse be admitted to the clinic for frequent topical administration of drugs or for implantation of a ocular lavage catheter to allow frequent dosing without distressing the horse. This is frequently the case with corneal damage or ulceration when we may also insert a contact lens to promote healing of the cornea.
For more complex cases we work closely with Jim Carter BVetMed, DV Ophthalmology MRCVS, RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology, a specialist equine and small animal ophthalmologist whose knowledge and experience can prove invaluable.