Dennis E. Brooks, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVO

Dennis E. Brooks, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVO, is a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Florida. He has lectured extensively, nationally and internationally, in comparative ophthalmology and glaucoma, and has more than 140 refereed publications. He is a recognized authority on canine glaucoma, and infectious keratitis, corneal transplantation, and glaucoma of horses.

Articles by: Dennis E. Brooks, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVO

Eye Issues in Horses

Learn about many aspects of equine ophthalmology, including common horse eye problems such as ulcers and uveitis, along with medical and surgical treatments.

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Corneal Ulcers

I was wondering about corneal ulcers in horses. I have a 30-year-old horse that has lost eyesight in one eye from age, and I am treating him now for a corneal ulcer. I read your article on eye problems (November 2010 issue) and was wondering what medications are usually used for treating this problem. I know I am using (antibiotics) neomycin and polymyxin B and bacitracin, zinc ointment, and

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Clogged Tear Duct

What treatments are available for a clogged tear duct in my horse’s eye?

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Corneal Dystrophy

Is corneal dystrophy more common in Appaloosas? What causes this condition, and what is the long-term prognosis?

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Corneal Endothelial Degeneration

My horse has corneal endothelial degeneration. My veterinarian and I have been using a “control” schedule for some time, but I would like some information about the condition.

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The Whites of Their Eyes

I have a 3-year-old filly which has prominent white around her eyes. Most farriers and several others tell me this is a sign of madness in a horse. I always thought that this was an old wives’ tale. Could you please clarify this for me?

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Caring for a Newly Blind Horse

We have a 19-year-old Appaloosa gelding that is going blind fast from a genetic disease. He is not coping with it well; he stumbles around, runs into things, leaves the herd, then gets confused and panics. Any advice?

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Soothing Itchy Eyes

My 20-year-old Appaloosa mare seems to have increasingly puffy, swollen eyes each spring and summer.

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Eye Removal

I was just informed that my young Quarter Horse needs to have his eye removed. What does this procedure consist of?

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