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Mzbradford
Reg. Jun 2015
Posted 2018-07-11 12:53 PM (#7402084)
Subject: Watery/cloudy eye



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I have a mare that rubs one of her eyes frequently. It drips a lot and has some cloud to it. A vet has put dye in her eye and looked at it, did not see anything major. Possibly a scratch but nothing concerning. I put medication in her eye for a couple weeks but its still dripping. Anything else I can try?
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Posted 2018-07-11 12:58 PM (#7402088 - in reply to #7402084)
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I would take your horse to another vet and get another opinion the cloudiness scares me....... 
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jake16
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Posted 2018-07-11 1:11 PM (#7402094 - in reply to #7402084)
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 eye specialist,asap.
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GLP
Reg. Oct 2013
Posted 2018-07-11 2:36 PM (#7402103 - in reply to #7402094)
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jake16 - 2018-07-11 1:11 PM

 eye specialist,asap.

^^THIS^^^
Every vet I have talked to has said eyes are one of the things you don’t mess around with- take them to vet as soon as you can. If I hadn’t my horse would have lost complete sight in his eye. He only has partial sight even though I took him the morning after I saw tears and just a little cloudiness the night before. This is especially important if your pastures have Mesquite trees.
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get r' done
Reg. Mar 2009
Posted 2018-07-11 2:37 PM (#7402104 - in reply to #7402084)
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My mare did the same thing and my vet put her on steroid cream that I directly put in her eye twice a day for 7 days. It cleared up and still is clean.
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r_beau
Reg. Apr 2010
Posted 2018-07-12 11:56 AM (#7402198 - in reply to #7402084)
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Mzbradford - 2018-07-11 12:53 PM I have a mare that rubs one of her eyes frequently. It drips a lot and has some cloud to it. A vet has put dye in her eye and looked at it, did not see anything major. Possibly a scratch but nothing concerning. I put medication in her eye for a couple weeks but its still dripping. Anything else I can try?

Either there is a scratch, or there isn't. There's no "possibly" a scratch. I would take to another vet for a second opinion. Not all are comfortable, or proficient, dealing with eyes.

If the cornea is cloudy, I would be VERY concerned with an ulcer or an iritis (or both) - either can go south quickly and badly.

**I'm not a vet, but I'm a human optometrist. **

 
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r_beau
Reg. Apr 2010
Posted 2018-07-12 11:56 AM (#7402199 - in reply to #7402104)
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get r' done - 2018-07-11 2:37 PM My mare did the same thing and my vet put her on steroid cream that I directly put in her eye twice a day for 7 days. It cleared up and still is clean.

Steriods are very effective for inflammation, but aren't typically used in horses due to the large risk of a fungal infection because of their contact with plant matter. NSAIDs are often a better choice for horses, than steriods. 
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Frodo
Reg. Jul 2004
Posted 2018-07-12 1:40 PM (#7402221 - in reply to #7402084)
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A couple of years ago BarrelHorseUSA saved me from an ongoing huge problem with my old retired racehorse.  Vets kept telling me to use Banamine and put ointments in his eye.  BarrelHorse recommended (or scolded) me telling me to use Penicillin. What could I lose....so I tried.  I'd been fighting this ugly ugly bloodthreaded eye for weeks.  Penicillin did the trick rapidly.  What a relief. 
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krape
Reg. Nov 2004
Posted 2018-07-12 3:34 PM (#7402237 - in reply to #7402084)
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It sounds like "moon blindness" and they can lose the eye quick if not treated correctly.
 
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TheDutchMan01
Reg. Jan 2010
Posted 2018-07-12 3:36 PM (#7402238 - in reply to #7402084)
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Take it from someone who has dealt with eye issues and is dealing with one now. Anytime the eye is weeping, swollen, holding it closed, cloudy, or itchy its a serious matter. You need to go back to the vet or seek another. It sounds like it may be uveitis and you need to be treating it HARD! It could also be a scratch, ulcer or edema. My vet said sometimes if you stain it too early it may not show up until a couple days later. It really sounds like uveitis though. My mare lost her vision from this.
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TheDutchMan01
Reg. Jan 2010
Posted 2018-07-12 3:40 PM (#7402239 - in reply to #7402199)
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r_beau - 2018-07-12 11:56 AM

get r' done - 2018-07-11 2:37 PM My mare did the same thing and my vet put her on steroid cream that I directly put in her eye twice a day for 7 days. It cleared up and still is clean.

Steriods are very effective for inflammation, but aren't typically used in horses due to the large risk of a fungal infection because of their contact with plant matter. NSAIDs are often a better choice for horses, than steriods. 

You NEVER EVER want to put a steriod in an eye if there is a scratch! They say it will burn like a mother. Its best to stain the eye and get a diagnosis to prevent these malfunctions.

Dex is used for Uveitis. I've done both orally and an ointment in the eye. With the ointment you can also do an oral anti-inflammatory like bute or banamine.
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