08-06-2010, 12:35 AM
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In the mean time I would definitely be getting a fly mask for her; if it is an allergy, or the bugs, this will greatly reduce the reactions...it will also help to 'shade' her eyes a bit from the bright sun right now, as she's got to be somewhat sensitive to light with all that irritation going on.
Green Tea bags on the eyes work wonders to help relieve some of the pain and itching...just soak them in warm water, bring them out with you in a container and put them on her eyes like you would the wash cloth...essentially, you could do the same thing with a wash cloth too, by soaking the cloth, with hot water and tea bags, letting it cool and bringing it out to the horse and putting the rag on her eyes, like you've been doing.
In dog and cat grooming, I've seen some serious chemical burns to the eyes from shampoos, sprays, and other stuff that may be used during the grooming process, so yes, I do think that fly spray could be a culprit, especially if it may have been able to drip down into her eyes.