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    Default Eye suddenly cloudy--No other symptoms

    What the heck? Just got back in from the barn where I discovered that my 14 y/o TB's left eye has a white, cloudy film over part of it, like a cataract, but it has never been there before and was not there yesterday. His eye otherwise looks totally fine--not swollen, weepy, pussy, or anything else at all. Thoughts?



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    Vet.
    Now.
    Don't mess with eyes. Good luck!
    Kerri


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    Eye injuries and ailments scare me. Can't be too careful, lose their vision and you can't get it back. I'd call the vet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kasjordan View Post
    Vet.
    Now.
    Don't mess with eyes. Good luck!
    BIG dittos. Never dink around with eyeballs. They can go south quick.

    Jingles!!!!
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    For some reason he's developed some edema in the cornea... call the vet now.

    I have much experience with this. Don't mess around call the vet.
    Boyle Heights Kid 1998 OTTB Dark Bay Gelding
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    Vet! Vet! Vet!
    Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.



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    Just called the vet. He said "That sounds serious," and he's kind of a casual dude who doesn't usually make those sorts of statements. He is in surgery all day today and will hopefully be able to come out this evening.



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    Vet today...can you haul to another vet? Don't screw around with eyes.
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant



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    Quite possible it is keratitis: http://equineeyevet.com/Keratitis.html

    My horse gets this sometimes, and we generally treat it with optimmune (cyclosporine) which resolves it.

    I agree that it is not a good idea to mess around when it comes to eyes, but in this case I would think that if your vet can see it in a few hours, you should be fine.
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    I was going to add to the call vet group, glad you have already called.

    Never mess with eyes. Horses find very creative ways to mess with their eyes that if not tended to can lead to serious issues long term.



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    Diagnosis: Corneal abrasion. Treatment: 4x/daily application of antibiotic ointment. Ironically, my husband has the exact same injury in the same eye. Weird coincidence!


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    I'm very glad you are on top of it. Corneal abrasions can become corneal ulcers which become non-healing corneal ulcers requiring extensive lavage systems and meds and surgery and owner stress and the risk of losing vision/eye in no time. So much easier on everyone to jump on it from the get-go!
    *CrowneDragon*
    As Peter, Paul, and Mary say, a dragon lives forever.


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