Originally Posted by wyominggrandma
I don't think there is anymore inheritant risk of blindess or moon blindess in blue eyed horses. The do tend to be runny,if the area around the eye is white, instead of a darker color, but fly screens, etc can help that.
Bones, the old paint we recently lost had two blue eyes, he never had one day of issue with them, but it helped that his face was colored around both eyes.
You are right. I think it's a matter of how well their face is taken care of. We had a paint with blue eyes and eyeliner around them but he was inside most of the day when the weather was hot and bugs were out. We sold him to a friend of ours and where he's located is pretty much just pasture with a shelter. In the fall, his eye ruptured due to an ulcer. He's eventually going to have to be put down due to the pain when it gets to be unmanageable. She's had him for 5+ years and he didn't have a fly mask on him during the summer months or winter when the sun glares on the snow.
He now has to have a flymask on anytime he's out in the sun. He gets a daily eye cream and is kept on bute. Which of course, is likely to cause other problems because of the long term use.