Woodside offers extensive services to diagnose and treat a variety of ophthalmic conditions.
Ocular issues are very common in horses. Due to the location of the horse’s eye on the side of the head, they are prone to injury. Common injuries include corneal ulceration, eyelid lacerations, and ocular foreign bodies. Horses also experience a number of disorders of the eye, including uveitis, keratitis and glaucoma.
An ophthalmic exam is included as part of our Wellness programs to help with the early diagnosis and treatment of ocular conditions. Swelling, squinting, or tearing of the eye are signs of pain and should be considered an emergency. We are available 24/7 to fully evaluate such conditions. In most cases, a full ophthalmic exam and treatment can be performed on the farm. For more severe cases, we are able to admit horses to the hospital for round the clock care and surgical intervention when needed.
Woodside Equine Clinic works closely with Dr. Michael J. Blair, DVM, MS, Rph, DACVO and Dr. Ann P. Bosiack, DVM, MS, DACVO of Animal Eye Care of Richmond. These doctors are board certified specialists in veterinary ophthalmology. They are able to provide additional expertise and special equipment sometimes needed to diagnose and treat more complicated cases. They serve as an extension of our practice and allow us to provide a level of ocular health care not available in general practice.