Ophthalmology is the study of diseases of the eye. Horses have the largest eye of any land mammal and is one feature admired by most horse lovers. Many diseases can affect the equine eye, however, leading to loss of vision to loss of the eye completely. 

Understanding how infectious, inflammatory and genetic processes lead to eye disorders will help improve diagnosis, treatment and ultimately prevention. 

Look to see what our researchers in this field are doing to make our horses’ lives a little better. 


Areas of Equine Research

Ontario’s equine researchers investigate a wide range of issues involving horses and the horse industry. Click on a link below to see who’s working in that area.


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