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Articles Relating to Equine Blindness

These are recent articles that have been posted about equine blindness and diseases of the eye.


Study: Laser Glaucoma Treatment Helps, But Doesn't Cure

A 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).

Glaucoma 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.

Read more here: http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=16607


This is one of the best websites I have seen on information about Equine Blindness.



Inspirational Stories of Blind Horses:

A blind reining horse!
Don't forget to check out part 2! There is a link right after the story. What an inspiration these two are!



Blind Mustang in KS :




Blind horse races for crowd 




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