Equine ophthalmology is essential for maintaining the health, safety, and performance of horses. Eye emergencies can occur suddenly and require immediate attention to prevent further complications. It is important for owners and caretakers to be familiar with the signs of potential eye problems. Below you will find a list of common indicators of equine eye emergencies.

  • Excessive tearing or discharge
  • Swelling or redness
  • Squinting or sensitivity to light
  • Cloudiness or opacity

If you feel that your horse may be experiencing an eye emergency contact your veterinarian immediately and do not administer any medications unless otherwise instructed by your veterinarian.