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post #1 of 21 Old 12-02-2010, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Blind Pony

My pony's eye's are a misty blue color and they are normally brown. does that mean he's going blind?
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post #2 of 21 Old 12-02-2010, 07:43 PM
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Could you provide more details? Like did it happen overnight or gradually? Both eyes or just one? How old is pony? Etc...
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post #3 of 21 Old 12-02-2010, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Well, it started out with just the right eye but now it's both. Someone said that he gets to much sun in his eyes so I used a fly mask and covered the right eye with a jean. He looked better so I took it off but now both eyes are misty blue. he is a 21 year old pony of americas gelding.

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post #4 of 21 Old 12-02-2010, 09:05 PM
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It could be advanced cataracts, especially since it went one eye at a time. I'd get a vet to check it out.
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post #5 of 21 Old 12-02-2010, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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I did take him to the vet. They said he has sun sencetive eyes. But at that time it was just one eye.

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post #6 of 21 Old 12-03-2010, 02:24 AM
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I would take him back or preferably call a different vet.
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post #7 of 21 Old 12-03-2010, 10:00 AM
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Is he appaloosa by any chance? Some lines of appy goes blind as they get older. While 21 is not terribly old, it's still old. I agree with Alex, if you use fly mask and it doesn't go away I'd call a different vet. Although if he's getting blind, I think it's most likely irreversible.
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post #8 of 21 Old 12-03-2010, 10:20 AM
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It could just from old age my horse Gus started going blind last year. But appaloosa's are more likely to get tumors and go blind. I don't think I would call a vet, it they are different from anything they were and they aren't going back to regular it will mostlikely be blindness I'm sorry :(

Even if he does go blind he's not worthless you are just his eyes now and he will know you no matter what....
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post #9 of 21 Old 12-03-2010, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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He's a Pony of Americas with an Appaloosa coloring.

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post #10 of 21 Old 12-03-2010, 07:34 PM
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It might be uveitis (moonblindness), which happens as horses age and turns the eye a smokey blue color over time.
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