This section is from the book "The Farmers Ready Reference Or Hand Book Of Diseases Of Horses And Cattle", by S. C. Orr. . Also available from Amazon: The Farmer's Ready Reference;.
Sometimes as the result of an injury, in connection with some constitutional tendency, a spongy growth will appear in the eye and continue to grow until it protrudes in an unsightly, bleeding mass over the cheek; it appears to be of a somewhat cancerous nature and if only partly removed will grow all the faster. It may become so extensive as to produce caries of the bone.
Treatment. - The only mode of treatment the writer ever found to be effectual is to remove the entire mass of diseased tissue, including the eyeball if diseased. If there is much bleeding saturate a bunch of cotton with tincture muriate of iron and press it into the cavity, leaving it there until the next day when it should be removed and another piece saturated with a solution of chloride of zinc, one drachm to the ounce of water, and pressed into the cavity. This should be repeated next day, and then it should be cleansed once a day thereafter with car bolized water, and carbolized vaseline applied and the orifice again filled with cotton to keep out the dirt.
Sometimes, by accident, the eyelids become torn. Never cut the loose parts away if they can possibly be saved; it leaves the eye without protection. Cleanse them and bring the edges together with a few stitches and they will soon unite again.