Vet treating horse's eye

Working animals are facing life changing sight loss

Brown horse in stable being treated by a vet

Nasa’s Story

When a tiny splinter lodged itself in Nasa’s eye, she almost lost her sight – and nearly ended her life as a working animal.

Like many of the working animals we treat, Nasa carries goods from the market in Amman, Jordan, for her owner seven days a week. Wehn she arrived at the SPANA clinic, her eye was terribly swollen and completely shut. She was in agony.

But sight isn’t something Nasa can afford to lose.

Without treatment, Nasa was at risk of going blind in one eye. Even a minor eye infection can quickly develop into disease and blindness if left untreated.

She was in pain, disoriented and at risk of tripping or harming herself.

Brown horse being treated for an eye infection at a animal clinic

How SPANA helped Nasa

Upon her arrival at the clinic, our vets found a severe ulcer on her left cornea and immediately admitted her to hospital.

If not treated urgently, Nasa would have lost her sight. Our vets flushed her eye to remove the splinter and administered painkillers and antibiotic eye drops every two to four hours, day and night, for several days.

Fortunately, Nasa’s treatment was successful. She was discharged when her medication could be reduced to two to three times a day, and our vets were confident that her owner could cope with her care.

There are thousands more animals like Nasa who need our support today. Together we can ensure we don’t lose sight of them.

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