Ophthalmic (Eye) Examinations

An Ophthalmic Exam in an examination of the horse’s eye(s). This exam may involve staining of the horse’s eye to look for ulcers or scratches. A special scope and light (Ophthalmoscope) is used to look at the back of the horse’s eye. Common conditions of horses’ eyes include corneal ulcers, equine recurrent uveitis (moon blindness), conjunctivitis, cataracts, and glaucoma to name just a few.

A horse with acute (left) and chronic (right) Equine Recurrent Uveitis (Moon Blindness)