A Clinical Case from the Archives : 24/09/2008

What do you see as the abnormality in this horse’s eye? Every summer it has gone somewhat opaque but this year it is much more irritated than before. What would you do?

There is a central ulcer associated with a congenitally defective upper eyelid margin. This will need repair in the long term but in the short term a contact lens, as here, will reduce the ocular surface pain and allow ulcer healing.


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