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Artificial Tears Ophthalmic Solution is an eye lubricant for dogs.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
Artificial Tears Ophthalmic Solution cures cases of dry eye and eye irritation.
Dry eye and eye irritation are a common aliment in pets as it is in humans. Airborne irritants such as pollen, dirt, wind, or chemicals can harm the eyes. Dogs and cats have a specialized structure within their eyes known as the third eye or nictitating membrane. The third eye acts as a defense devise as the membrane moves from one corner of the eye to the other, covering most of the eye’s orbit. The third eyelid keeps its shape by the T shaped structure which curves in the rounded formation of the eye. The tissues which make up the third eyelid are filled with tiny follicles of lymphoid structures, which aid in trapping dirt. Although the nictating membrane is helpful in removing debris from the orbit, this structure must have a lubricant for easy movements. The third eye structure must work with the tear duct or lacrimal gland, as tears accumulate to allow easy movement across the eye’s orbit. A condition known as puncta refers to a blockage of the tear ducts due to damage or infection, prohibiting said function to happen. A pet with this condition will display symptoms such as; wind and light sensitivity, pain, redness, scratching of the eye, and facial rubbing.
A pet’s eye lashes can also play a role is eye irritation. Although eyelids are highly useful to the mammal, they can also be manipulative. A common condition causing self infliction to the eye is an Entropion. An Entropion is a condition is which the skin of the eyelids inverts inwards. Some pets are born with Entropions where as other develop the condition later on in life. The condition is highly irritating and painful due to the lashes of the eyelid scratching the orbit. An Entropion can occur to one or both of the eyes or eyelids.