Eye Anatomy and Physiology

Editor’s Note: This article was revised by the author to reflect new and updated information in November 2017.

The equine eye is very sensitive, and even the slightest injury can result in blindness. While vision in only one eye does not mean the horse must be euthanized, it does somewhat limit the athletic and working potential of that animal. This article discusses the anatomy and physiology of the eye, complete with drawings and photographs.

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