Eye Care/ Ophthalmology:
Any abnormality of the eye should be considered an emergency! While some non-threatening ocular disorders exist (like conjunctivitis or allergic reactions), a corneal ulcer (wound on the surface of the eye) cannot be ruled-out with a complete eye exam using a special stain application to the cornea. Corneal ulcers can quickly become infected with bacteria or fungus, causing a serious eye issue that can be costly and time-consuming to treat.
Symptoms of an eye problem include tearing, squinting and discoloration of the eye. If you notice any of these symptoms, please call for immediate evaluation.
Why Foundation Equine?
During Dr. Kivett's three-year residency at Auburn University, her department (internal medicine) managed all cases of ocular conditions in horses. Hundreds of cases were examined and treated during those three years, and the department had a strong success rate in achieving non-surgical cures. Dr. Kivett has many years of experience treating complicated and simple eye problems, and can place catheter systems into the eye to facilitate easy administration of eye medications when needed.