Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Eye: defect - overview

Contributor(s): Keith Barnett, Dennis E Brooks, Graham Munroe


  • Uni/bilateral anomalies affecting several parts of the eye.
  • May be difficult to differentiate from microphthalmos clinically   Eyeball: microphthalmos  .
  • Many combinations of ocular lesion are possible including microphthalmos.
  • Signs: blindness in affected eye(s) in severe cases.
  • Treatment: none except enucleation.


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Further Reading


Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Moore C P (1992) Eyelid and nasolacrimal diseaseVet Clin N AEquine Pract (3), 499-519 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Brooks D E (1999) Equine Ophthalmology. In: Veterinary Opthalmology.Ed: Gelatt K N. 3rd edn. pp 1053-1116.