North Florida Equine Veterinary Service Gainesville Newberry Ocala Florida - OphthalmologyMany eye problems constitute an emergency.  If not promptly treated, a relatively minor problem can quickly become a permanent threat to  vision.  If you notice your horse is squinting or excessively tearing call us that day for an appointment. 

Eye exams typically required sedation and the use of local anesthetic to fully examine the eye.  Special stains can then be used to determine if the cornea has been damaged.

Corneal diseases often require VERY frequent treatments that can become difficult to administer to even the most gentle horses.  In these cases, we can a install a subpalpebral lavage -- tubing that goes under the eyelid -- providing a much easier way to administer eye medications.