Horse Veterinary Questions? Ask an Equine Vet.
Good Morning Debbie and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
I am assuming that your vet used a flourescien stain to make sure the corneal ulcer has healed so the steroid ointment can be used which will decrease the inflammation. If the discharge is clear, then this is normal considering the trauma that sweet Patton's eye has gone through. My only concern would be if the discharge is yellow or puslike which would indicate an infectious process. In this case, I would also use a systemic antibiotic to be sure that the infection is under control.
The healing process, DEbbie, in an older horse , is slower and it appears, if the discharge is clear that Patton is in the healing process. He may have some sensitivity to sunlight due to scarring from the corneal ulcer that may cause this flare up later in the day. Continue with this treatment, Debbie but have Patton rechecked in a week to be sure.Does that make sense to you?
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