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    12-02-2010, 06:38 PM
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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    12-02-2010, 06:43 PM
Could you provide more details? Like did it happen overnight or gradually? Both eyes or just one? How old is pony? Etc...
    12-02-2010, 07:31 PM
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.
    12-02-2010, 08:05 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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    12-02-2010, 10:43 PM
I did take him to the vet. They said he has sun sencetive eyes. But at that time it was just one eye.
    12-03-2010, 01:24 AM
I would take him back or preferably call a different vet.
    12-03-2010, 09:00 AM
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.
    12-03-2010, 09:20 AM
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....
    12-03-2010, 06:23 PM
He's a Pony of Americas with an Appaloosa coloring.
    12-03-2010, 06:34 PM
It might be uveitis (moonblindness), which happens as horses age and turns the eye a smokey blue color over time.

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