Commonly Used Drugs. A brief description is listed with each
Diagnosis & Treatment of Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca in Dogs
A small percentage of animals with moderate to severe KCS respond to Cyclosporin and or Tacrolimis. Immunosuppressive drugs. Necessary when the Schermer test falls below 10 maybe sooner. Some animals do well if their test is a 5 even, most not so much. Some animals go all the way to 0. Trouble since there is no blood supply to the anterior chamber.
Neo-Poly-Dex. Very common and over used
Contraindicated with ulcers or viral and fungal infections
Contains antibacterial and corticosteroid
Possible Side Effects Brief burning and stinging upon application and other minor symptoms of eye irritation have been reported with the use of flurbiprofen. May increase pressure in the eye. If the pet experiences an allergic reaction to the medication, signs may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If you observe any of these signs, contact your vet immediately. Drug & Food Interactions Consult your veterinarian before using flurbiprofen with any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, since interactions may occur. Precautions Topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may slow or delay healing. Related use of topical NSAIDs and topical steroids may increase the potential for healing problems.
Neo-Poly-Dex This medication is indicated for the treatment of infection and inflammation in the eye. It has a corticosteroid and shouldn't be used on every case and none with ulcers.
Neo-Poly-Bac is used for the treatment of eye infections in dogs, cats & small animals
Occasionally, temporary stinging has been reported. If ointment is accidentally ingested, your pet may experience increased drinking/urination. Extended use of this medication can cause infection to worsen. A serious allergic reaction is possible in some animals, particularly in cats.
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Better of group
This is a pretty good one. Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution treats bacterial eye infections and gives dogs and cats quick relief from pain, swelling, itching, and discomfort. The most frequently reported drug-related adverse reaction was transient ocular burning or discomfort. Other reported reactions include stinging, redness, itching, chemical conjunctivitis/keratitis, ocular/periocular/facial edema, foreign body sensation, photophobia, blurred vision, tearing, dryness, and eye pain. Rare reports of dizziness and nausea have been received.
Best of group
Tobramycin is another pretty good one. Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3% is a prescription antibiotic prepared specifically to treat bacterial infection in the eye. It stops the growth of bacteria and also the spread of infection. This safe, sterile and effective formula is placed directly in the eye.
Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid solution that is used in the eyes. It helps treat inflammation due to certain conditions, such as conjunctivitis and some types of eye inflammations. Side effects such as burning, stinging, itching, redness, blurred vision or sensitivity to light have been reported. Other rare side effects include glaucoma, cataracts and perforation of the cornea. Infection can also occur if this medication is used long-term.
Flurbiprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat or to prevent inflammation of the eye. It may also be used to prevent constriction of the pupil during eye surgery. Flubiprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used in the eye to treat inflammation. It may also be used to lessen complications of eye surgery and inhibit constriction of the pupil.
Timolol Maleate is a prescription medication used to decrease pressure in the eye. It's frequently used in cases of glaucoma to reduce intraocular pressure.
Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution is a broad-spectrum topical antibiotic prescribed to treat certain eye infections that are caused by bacteria. It works by blocking the bacteria's ability to make DNA, causing it to die out.
Pilocarpine is a prescription medication used to treat glaucoma and other, similar conditions of the eye. It works to reduce pressure by increasing the amount of fluid that is drained, helping to relieve uncomfortable symptoms.
Timolol Maleate reduces the amount of fluid that is produced in the eye, which in turn decreases the pressure in the eyeball.
Terramycin is used in the treatment of infections such as conjunctivitis, inflamed cornea, pink eye, corneal ulcers and inflammation of the eyelids.
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