Our 25 yr. Old Half Arab gelding was diagnosised 2 years ago with this in the right eye. Since Oct. Of 2011, the left eye has been flaring up and has not responded to treatment. For the 1st time now, BOTH eyes are involved and I am at the panic stage. He isn't panicing but he is scared now. Almost totally blind. I am currently using 2 ointments and drops in the eyes. He wears a guardian mask when out. During the original diagnosis, I duct taped over the fly mask on the right eye which allowed him to go out during the morning hours. We brought him in once the sun got straight overhead and was at it's brightest. But now with both eyes, I can't do that.
I have read here that many of you are dealing with this same issue and have dealth with it before. I am searching for your stories about how you helped your horses handle this, particularly when both eyes are involved. What can I expect? Is he going to hurt himself? How do I give him as much relief as possible? I keep the barn as dim as possible when he is in. I even have darkening shades over his stall windows and leave a lighter mask on him in the stalls. Does the wind affect your horses? It seems to with him.
Also, we are suspicious of Cushings. Blood work was drawn this week but he has been tested 3 times before with negative results. If he HAS cushings, how will that affect the UVeitis?
All in all, I am just loking for a steady shoulder to lean on right now. My vets are doing all they can but you still need as much support as you can find. I greatly appreciate any and all replys and suggestions.