Bob Bard thinks he may have figured how to use oxygen therapy on pinkeye in cattle. Bard, who is a North Texas optometrist and beef producer, says when his cattle have developed pinkeye in recent years he's been spraying ozonated, distilled water into the infected eye several times over a day or two. He says usually the eye clears right up.
Oxygen therapy is not unusual for a variety of maladies, including eye problems, but it’s not well known or well accepted across the medical community. It is sometimes used in hyperbaric conditions, meaning the patient is put in a pressurized chamber with higher-than-normal oxygen content. Or the oxygen may be delivered straight into the airways for breathing, thereby increasing oxygen content in the blood.
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