An ophthalmological consultation is indicated when your horse has an eye that is more closed, smaller or larger than usual. Tearing, swelling of the eyelids, opacity of the cornea, a change in color of the iris or the lens are also markers that should alert. Finally, photophobia (pain in the eyes in the presence of light) is also a factor that should lead to seek the advice of a veterinarian.


The Meslay Clinic has state-of-the-art equipment for examining horses’ eyes:

  • direct ophthalmoscope
  • indirect ophthalmoscope
  • slit lamp
  • ocular tensiometer

The clinic is also authorized to perform ophthalmic surgery if the pathology requires it.