Laser Glaucoma Treatment Helps, But Doesn't Cure
specially designed surgical laser can help control fluid pressures in
the eyes of horses with glaucoma and help maintain vision, but it does
not alleviate the need for the continued use of topical eye medications,
according to David A. Wilkie, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVO, and colleagues from
the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University and The
Ohio State University (OSU).
is characterized by an increase in the intraocular pressure of the eye
to a level that is not compatible with the health of the eye and vision.
While it is not very common (it only affects approximately 0.07% of
horses in the United States), it is frequently seen in horses with
equine recurrent uveitis or moon blindness. Glaucoma in horses can
be challenging to treat.