- An infrequently occurring disorder in the horse where corneal ulceration is covered by raised and white necrotic plaques.
- Cause : unknown.
- Signs : blepharospasm, chemosis, hyperemia, tearing.
- Diagnosis : clinical signs, cytological examination.
- Treatment : NSAIDs, keratectomy.
- Prognosis : good.
- Perilimbal ulcers extending centripally.
- Ulcers covered by raised, white, necrotic plaques attached to cornea.
- Moderate to severe ocular pain.
- Conjunctival hyperemia.
- Caseous, mucoid, yellow-white ocular discharge.
- Dacroadenitis and keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) may be present in association.
- Good if treated properly and for a long enough period of time.
Expected response to treatment
- If medical therapy fails, surgical superficial keratectomy is indicated.
Reasons for treatment failure
- Failure to identify specific underlying etiology.