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Surgery eliminates horse's eye pain: The story of Chic

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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2014 5:11 am

After suffering repeated episodes of uveitis — an inflammation inside the eye — Chic lost sight in her left eye. Although partial blindness did not stop Chic from being ridden by the young girl who was her owner, the eye did cause the horse pain.

Dr. Ralph Hamor, a veterinary ophthalmologist at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, and his colleagues recently performed surgery that provided relief from Chic's painful eye.

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