Eyelid injuries are a common occurrence in horses, and often arise without any obvious circumstance.
75% of the natural blink is performed by the upper eyelid. Wounds left to heal naturally result in distortion to the eyelid margin and often severe deformity which may result in eye loss. Prompt and appropriate treatment should be sought urgently.
Vet Andrew Hayes was called out to an eyelid laceration whilst on weekend duty. You can find out more by watching the video below.