Since I have owned my horse atleast 3 times a year he comes from the pasture with a swollen eye(s)! I just don't get it! It's usually so swollen that I have trouble spearding his eye lids. Now I have a triple antibiotic ophthalmic ointment that I got from the first time his eyes were swollen shut and I always used that to treat his eye and usually his eye is back to normal in a day or so.
For instance today my boy came in with his right eye swollen. I applied the triple antibiotic ophthalmic ointment and put his fly mask on (making sure that it was not rubbing his eye) and left him be. Came back a few hours later and his eye was already looking better. He was opening his eye and the swelling went down obviously.
Now my question is could this just be allgeries or infection? He has no scatches or anything like that on his eye.