Join Date: Sep 2011
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Oh, I hate eye problems!
I have the vet out almost any time I see a swollen, goopy, watery eye. My gelding Cowboy has terribly sensitive eyes, round bales really do him in (but he's gotten infections in the summer) and one or the other gets infected at least twice a year. His eyes have been checked 8 times since I got him, ugh!!!
My vet keeps me stocked up on Apexa Neomycin/Polymyxin/Bacitracin ophthalmic Ointment. He comes out or I call it in, he's taught me how to examine.
I don't *think* yours has an ulcer, it's not swollen enough, BUT 99.9% of the time I get mine checked. You have to really get a good look at the tear duct and above, check for swelling, look for foreign objects.
I've seen Cowboy's eye get cloudy/blue/greyish (scary) but I don't think yours looks too bad, especially since it's always been like that. Again, with eye problems it's best to get the vet out. Has the vet ever checked that out?
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