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Enucleation - Equine Eye Removal Surgery
There are several reasons that may result in the removal of your horse's eye: recurrent uveitis (moon blindness), cataracts, trauma, rupture of the eye, ulcers, or cancer, to name a few. If an eye is no longer functioning, has severe damage, or has chronic eye disease, enucleation (eye removal surgery) may result in the best quality of life for your equine and prove to be the least painful.
The procedure takes 30-45 minutes to perform and requires an overnight stay at the hospital. Your horse will be sent home with pain medications and antibiotics. Stitches are to be removed in 10-12 days.
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