Article Text

Equine Practice
Equine ocular lavage systems
  1. Tony Read

    Tony Read graduated from the University of Sydney in 1987. After three years in private practice in Australia he moved to the UK. Since then, he has completed a residency in veterinary ophthalmology at the Animal Health Trust and obtained the RCVS certificate and diploma in veterinary ophthalmology.


OCULAR lavage systems are temporary implant devices designed to deliver liquid topical medications to the eye. They are particularly useful in horses, where anatomical features and temperament make frequent ocular topical medication tedious and often dangerous to both the handler and patient. The most common severe equine eye conditions requiring frequent topical medication are ulcerative keratitis and anterior uveitis.

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.