Stillwater Equine Veterinary Clinic provides routine eye care and ophthalmology services for horses in the field and at our clinic.

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Eye Care That Surpasses the Standard

Equine ophthalmology focuses on the medical condition and care of a horse's eyes. Since a horse's eyes are so large and positioned at the sides of its head, they are more vulnerable to ocular trauma.

Our Stillwater vets provide diagnosis and treatment for a variety of eye injuries and disorders seen in horses. Once we have assessed your horse's needs, we can recommend a course of treatment.

If your horse's eye injury or condition extends beyond our scope of expertise, we will consult with a board-certified equine ophthalmologist and work closely with them to ensure your horse is getting the proper care they need.

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Board-Certified Equine Ophthalmologist

Dr. Robert Lorocca and Dr. Melissa Lively are board-certified equine ophthalmologists who provide ophthalmological care and surgical treatment for horses at our hospital. Stillwater Equine Veterinary Clinic has a consultant relationship with Dr. Lorocca and Dr. Lively for complicated ophthalmology cases.

Equine ophthalmology patients are scheduled by contacting the Animal Eye Specialty Center.

Symptoms of Eye Conditions

There are common signs an animal may exhibit if eye disease is occurring. If your horse is experiencing any of the following symptoms, consider booking an appointment with a trained veterinary ophthalmologist.

  • Discharge
  • Squinting
  • Tearing/Tear-stained fur
  • Swelling
  • Gradual vision loss
  • Cloudiness
  • Eye rubbing
  • Change in eye color
  • Red eye
  • Sudden vision loss

Equine Surgical Services

Surgery can be used to treat a variety of eye conditions that our equine patients may encounter. Some conditions that our Stillwater vets commonly come across include:

  • Uveitis (cyclosporine implants)
  • Neoplasia (squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, sarcoids)
  • Traumatic lesions (eyelid and corneal lacerations)
  • Corneal diseases (ulcers, stromal abscesses, neoplasia, corneal grafting)

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