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Recurrent Uveitis, Anterior Uveitis, Periodic Ophthalmia, and Moonblindness in Horses
  by Robert N. Oglesby DVM


Introduction » What is Uveitis? » Clinical Signs and Symptoms » Causes » Diagnosis » Treatment » Prevention of Recurrent Episodes » Prognosis » More Info 

Recurrent uveitis is a common eye disease affecting middle age and older horses. It has been estimated that as many as 12% of the horse population contracts this disease and it is the most common reason that horses develop blindness. Recurrent uveitis has a number of names but they all represent the same disease process, a recurring noninfectious painful inflammation of the eye. Recent advances include a better understanding of the role of Leptospirosis as an underlying cause and surgical treatments like cyclosporin implants and vitrectomy. Besides these advances, this article discusses symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Recent research summaries are included.
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Discussions on Anterior Uveitis, Recurrent Uveitis, Periodic Opthalmia, and Moonblindness
  Titles Subtopics Posts Updated
iconResearch: Corneal degeneration vs Calcific Band KeratopathyJan 24, 16
iconWhite flecks in IrisMay 16, 14
iconMare had trauma in eye and is almost totally Blind27 Apr 30, 13
iconTreatment for frequent Uveitis - both eyes15 Sep 12, 10
iconEye injuriesMar 14, 10
iconInsidious Uveitis?27 Jun 2, 11
iconRecurrent Uveitis - Cyclosporine Implant or Rapamycin Injection?May 9, 09
iconERUJan 6, 09
iconNew study says Lepto not a cause?Nov 5, 08
iconHow long to safely give pred acetate?Aug 12, 08
iconAdequan for Uveitis control?Jul 8, 08
iconPossible uveitis?Feb 16, 09
iconERU pupil not dialatingMar 8, 08
iconReseach Summary: Uveitis and LeptospirosisJun 7, 07
iconHistory of Uveitis in a Breeding StallionFeb 22, 07
iconGedoelstia hasleriNov 5, 05
iconEffect of lepto vaccination on recurrent uveitis.Jul 12, 05
iconLatest advancements in ERU Jun 10, 05
iconRecurrent Uveitis without internal changes?16 Nov 26, 08
iconERU and Minimum Amount of Bute for Maintenance/PreventionOct 29, 04
iconVaccinating for Leptospirosis Sep 20, 04
iconProper Treatment for Uveitis?Aug 16, 04
iconHad the Cyclosporine implant done...17 Oct 29, 08
iconRecurrent Uveitis, Worming, and Aspirin11 Sep 28, 04
iconBreeding the RU mareApr 24, 04
iconBehaviour change prior to ERU episodeApr 18, 04
iconAppy mare with uveitis - is it safe to breed herApr 18, 04
iconRecurrent Uveitis from Lepto - long term treatment11 May 20, 04
iconConstriction of pupil - can anything be done?Dec 3, 03
iconCloudy, runny eye, constricted pupil115 Jun 21, 07
iconLeptospira, B-vitamins, and long-chain fatty acidsMar 3, 03
iconPred Acetate -vs- Dex for ERUFeb 20, 03
iconCyclosporine ImplantFeb 15, 03
iconRecurrent uveitis and catarack11 Feb 3, 03
iconDilated pupilSep 21, 02
iconIs Lepto contagious?Sep 10, 02
iconTreating 1st Uveitis Episode - Can't Stop Medicating13 Jan 31, 04
iconEquine recurrent uveitis treatmentFeb 3, 03
iconUveitis and Cyclosporine?15 Feb 18, 03
iconUveitis from leptospirosis, what is risk to others?Feb 25, 02
iconSurgery option/uveitisDec 4, 01
iconEquine recurrent uveitis and lutalyse use in wanna be pregnant mareMay 20, 01
iconUveitis - existing condition, before purchase? May 16, 01
iconAcute Lepto outbreak with uveitisFeb 3, 03
iconRocky Mountain Horses and ASDJan 30, 01
iconTo buy or not to buyJan 12, 01
iconWhat's the Difference between the Uveitis-es?Jan 12, 01
iconCataractsNov 7, 00
iconPosterior UveitisOct 19, 00
iconInfo Please on Handling of Periodic Ophthalmia "Moon Blindness"...Jun 10, 00
iconLeptospirosis/communicabilityJun 10, 00
iconBlue eyes and moonblindness14 May 29, 00
iconGelding with what the vet called "Lepto"May 12, 00
iconLight Effecting Horses BehaviourMar 17, 00
iconRecurrent UveitisFeb 10, 00
iconRecurrent Uveitis?Jun 1, 09
iconArtificial light sensitivityDec 9, 99
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