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post #1 of 28 Old 11-13-2013, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Question Pinto with strange eyes

I have been searching online for a looong time, looking for anything to answer my question about my Shetland Pony pinto.
Her eyes are both bright blue and her face is black, making them stand out a lot, but what's so weird is she seems to have second pupil and iris just over the natural pupil and iris. She seems to have no complications with sight and I would just like to know what this could possibly be? Her eyes are identical on both sides and each has this strange feature in them. If you can help me at all, this would be MUCH appreciated.
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post #2 of 28 Old 11-13-2013, 03:19 PM
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Pictures would help. Never heard of double pupils and irises.

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I will see what I can do for pictures. It's really hard to get her to open her eyes wide enough when I hold the camera to her face. ;)
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Well the blue eyes are easy they are due to a white pattern. Either frame or splash. Also I don't see how it's any way possible for an animal to have two pupils there would be to openings to the eye the light wouldn't be focused right if that did happen somehow, the animal I can guarantee you would be blind since light couldn't be focused correctly on the retina. I'm wondering what you're really seeing...
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post #5 of 28 Old 11-13-2013, 04:50 PM
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Are they cloudy? Could be cataracts.
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It sounds like Polycoria. It's a fancy word for a mis- or un-developed iris, making it look like the horse (or human) has two pupils.

Polycoria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Google image it - is any of that what your horse's eye looks like?
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post #7 of 28 Old 11-13-2013, 05:04 PM
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It sounds like Polycoria. It's a fancy word for a mis- or un-developed iris, making it look like the horse (or human) has two pupils.

Polycoria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Google image it - is any of that what your horse's eye looks like?
Never heard of that disease before but it is very neat!!!
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It sounds like Polycoria. It's a fancy word for a mis- or un-developed iris, making it look like the horse (or human) has two pupils.

Polycoria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Google image it - is any of that what your horse's eye looks like?
Thank you for this answer!!!! Finally something I have to go on. I'm familiar with horses but this has me blown away. I'll definitely look at it.

P.S. My pony has NO blindness or eye problems. Her eyes are bright with no cloudiness or milkiness.
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Shoebox, THANK YOU!!!!! I do believe this is exactly what I have been looking for!
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You must take a picture Haley! And if this horse does have this disease there is no way this horse would not have vision problems. Proper regulation of light would be impossible.
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