My horse had an injury to his eye. While I was waiting for Davis to give me a quote (they said it wouldn't get worse, and he was on banamine) it healed. Or rather, it stopped being full of blood and hurting.
So, now his bad eyeball is smaller than the other one, and weeps. But according to the vet, doesn't hurt. The vet said "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" - we decided not to remove the eye which means surgery - always something to avoid if you can. He's a sassy old guy, and seems very happy 5 years later with that ugly-looking but non painful eye.
By the way the other options per my vet were, in order of preference:
a) leave as is.
b) remove eye and sew shut. Cheapest surgical option, with least risk of infection afterwards, but looks like a furry eye socket when healed.
c) remove eye and add silicone ball to make it look like eye is just closed. Chance of infection from ball.
d) remove eye and install fake eyeball. Best look, but chance of infection and high cost.
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