Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southcentral Kansas
Hi Loric, I'm Appyt. It's been 2 years(or has it been 3?) since Cheno lost the vision in his "good" eye. Cheno has suffered from ERU for years and during one flareup he must have scratched his eye. He developed a fungal infection on top of the corneal ulcer. I don't recall the name of the medication, but we treated it with a topical antifungal that I had to apply several times a day. Unfortunately his eye ruptured. Cheno may be totally blind, I'm not sure on that. But he does fine. My granddaughters take rides on him occasionally. He's 29 btw.
I can tell you that losing the sight in that eye will not be the end of the world. If your horse is a solid calm sane horse then if he loses the sight in that eye he will be fine. Most horses can handle sight loss much better than we think. You just have to remember where the blind spots are and allow for it.
Don't fret too much about the possibility of blindness in the one eye. You are doing all you can, that's all you can do.
Btw, Barfoothooves also has a gelding who lost one of his eyes in an accident. He does great.