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Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment (Prescription Required)

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Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment 3.5g tube

Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment is prescribed for the treatment of Keratoconjunctivitis (dry eye) in dogs.

Optimmune Dosage and Administration:

Remove debris with suitable nonirritating solutions. Apply a ¼ inch strip of ointment to the affected eye's every 12 hours. The ointment may be placed directly on the cornea or into the conjunctival sac.

It is recommended that dogs exhibiting chronic recurring conjunctivitis be tested for adequate tear production to determine if they are suffering from early stages of chronic KCS..

For best results in treating KCS, cyclosporine ophthalmic ointment should be administered early in the course of the disease before irreversible damage to the lacrimal tissue, or dense corneal scarring or pigmentation occurs.

Dogs afflicted with KCS or CSK will most likely require lifelong consistent therapy.
For CSK, because environmental factors such as ultraviolet (UV) radiation are implicated in the pathogenesis, clinical signs may subside in the winter months when light intensity is reduced or if the dog is moved to a lower altitude, or indoors, and thus exposed to less UV radiation.

In cases refractory to cyclosporine, the diagnosis should be re-evaluated and a different course of therapy considered.

Periodic reassessment of the need for OPTIMMUNE® Ophthalmic Ointment therapy is recommended

* Prescription Animal Remedy (PAR) Class 1. For use under the authority or prescription of a veterinarian. Registered pursuant to the ACVM Act 1997

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Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment 3.5g tube

Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment is prescribed for the treatment of Keratoconjunctivitis (dry eye) in dogs.

Optimmune Dosage and Administration:

Remove debris with suitable nonirritating solutions. Apply a ¼ inch strip of ointment to the affected eye's every 12 hours. The ointment may be placed directly on the cornea or into the conjunctival sac.

It is recommended that dogs exhibiting chronic recurring conjunctivitis be tested for adequate tear production to determine if they are suffering from early stages of chronic KCS.

For best results in treating KCS, cyclosporine ophthalmic ointment should be administered early in the course of the disease before irreversible damage to the lacrimal tissue, or dense corneal scarring or pigmentation occurs.

Dogs afflicted with KCS or CSK will most likely require lifelong consistent therapy.
For CSK, because environmental factors such as ultraviolet (UV) radiation are implicated in the pathogenesis, clinical signs may subside in the winter months when light intensity is reduced or if the dog is moved to a lower altitude, or indoors, and thus exposed to less UV radiation  ..

In cases refractory to cyclosporine, the diagnosis should be re-evaluated and a different course of therapy considered.

Periodic reassessment of the need for OPTIMMUNE® Ophthalmic Ointment therapy is recommended

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Optimmune

 Treatment of dry eye and pannus. Is your dog suffering from DRY EYE?

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Keratoconjuncitivitis sicca (KCS) or DRY EYE in dogs results from auto-immune destruction of the tear glands.

Natural tear production is reduced, leading to painful eye conditions such as development of ulcers or blood vessels across the eye, recurrent infections and loss of vision.

Failure to diagnose early and treat lifelong will allow degenerative changes to become established. Permanent blindness may ensue.

Early signs of dry eye are not always clinically apparent. However, dry eye can quickly and easily be diagnosed using a Schirmer Tear Test.

Dry eye is most common in middle aged and older dogs, and some dog breeds such as: West Highland White Terrier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel, Shih Tzu, Miniature Schnauzer, Pekingese, Bulldog, Pug and Lhasa Apso.

Optimmune is the only veterinary registered treatment for dry eye in dogs.

Optimmune ophthalmic ointment contains 0.2% cyclosporin, an immune modulatory drug that is also used to prevent transplant rejection in humans.

Optimmune treats the underlying autoimmune disease that causes dry eye as well as the symptoms by:

Stimulating the tear glands to resume normal tear production.

Halting the immune destruction of these glands. Reducing inflammation of the eyes.

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