Optimmune Ointment Information
This is an ophthalmic product that is designed for eye treatment. It contains cyclosporine and is used for treatment of dry eye in dogs. The condition is otherwise called keratoconjunctivitis sicca or KCS. Optimmune can also be prescribed for treatment of chronic superficial keratitis. The medicine is able to treat dryness in the eyes as well as reduce inflammation and irritation. It is easy to use and acts fast.
How To Use
Optimmune is used the way the veterinary prescribes it. Also, it should be placed directly to the affected eye. As it has a lot of anti-inflammatory effects, Optimmune can help to decrease damage to tear glands. At the same time, it can stimulate tear production. For it to offer these benefits, you should use it correctly. While optimum effect can appear after several weeks, you should keep administering the product. A ¼-inch strip should be administered every twelve hours to the sick eye. Place the medciation directly to the Cornea area or into the conjunctival sac.
Optimmune can trigger the following side effects:
- Eye inflammation
- Eyelid inflammation
- Eye redness
- Mild discomfort in the eye
- Mild loss of fur
- Transient hyperemia
- Too much rubbing
- An eyelid spasm.
Call the doctor if these worsen.
As you switch to this ointment for dogs, ensure your dog’s safety first. Also note that clinical effects might take several days or weeks to be apparent. Keep using the product until the duration for use is over. In addition, don’t administer Optimmune Ointment if your dog has an active viral or a fungal ocular infection. Delay use until any of these diseases heal.