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post #1 of 16 Old 10-27-2012, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Any eye experts? (what is this)

Hey, so I was looking at my pony's eyes today when I noticed a kind of blob of brown in one of them, and a few tiny little blobs of brown on the other side, kinda like a spec of ink on a piece of paper. Just wondering if it's anything to worry about I've had a google about cataracts and it isn't white so I don't think that's what it is Hopefully you can see on the photo, any help would be appreciated :) Thanks!
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Not any kind of an eye expert in the least, but can't see anything obvious there - can't see anything of what you described either though, unless you just mean the colour pigment in his iris. Perhaps if that's not what you're talking about, you could draw an arrow pointing to the spot or such.
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post #3 of 16 Old 10-28-2012, 07:33 AM
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Are you talking about the circle?
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Yeah the circle - it isn't usually there, and there are a bunch of tiny ones on the other side

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Personally, I would have a vet look at it. Then you will know if it is something progressing and whether it is hindering his/her sight and also the options for treatment if needed. You truly do not want to mess around with eyesight.

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Your best bet with anything related to eyes is to call a vet.
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I have seen others post about this. There is a technical name for it. It is supposed to be a normal, benign coloration in the eyes of some horses. Play around with all ways of typing what you are looking for on google, I bet you will find it. But I am sure it will still make you (it would me too!) feel better to call the vet and have your horse checked. You could even just ask them about it over the phone, for the 'normal condition' I can't think remember. :)
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post #8 of 16 Old 10-28-2012, 12:59 PM
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Please call the vet. Eye issues need to be checked and if there is a problem, the sooner treatment is started the better chance of fixing it.
If an eye changes appearance, even something small, its worth a vet visit to know its either nothing at all, or might be something else.
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You're seeing the corpora nigra I believe. They are protrusions of the iris which act like "sun glasses" in your horse (that's the theory anyway) and they are totally normal. If you can get a better picture I can confirm that is what you're seeing. Or you can google it and see if it looks like what you're talking about
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post #10 of 16 Old 10-28-2012, 11:38 PM
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That is it, tealamutt! I couldn't remember the name for the life of me! :) I will remember built in sunglasses next time. :P
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