What you see. The starting point for addressing any equine health related issue is your observation.


Eye, Gray Lines appear on Corneal Surface


Pale or gray lines that appear on the clear surface of the eye (cornea) are known as striae and can indicate eye problems like glaucoma. They happen because...
  • Code Orange

    Call Your Vet at Their First Available Office Hours
    • If you notice other problems with the eye or the eye seems inflamed and painful.
  • Code Yellow

    Contact Your Vet at Your Convenience for an Appointment
    • If the eye appears otherwise normal.

your role


What To Do

your vet's role

Questions Your Vet Might Ask:
  • When did you first notice this?
  • Does the eye seem irritated?
  • Does the horse respond to a menace gesture?
  • Do you see grayness to the cornea or an actual area of ulceration or erosion?
  • Do you see eye watering, swelling, grayness to the surface, or evidence of pain?
  • Does the horse's attitude and appetite seem normal?

Treatments Your Vet May Recommend

A way to resolve the condition or diagnosis. Resolving the underlying cause or treating the signs of disease (symptomatic treatment)

Very Common
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Author: Doug Thal DVM Dipl. ABVP