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Optimmune (O.2% Cyclosporine) Ophtalmic Ointment, manufactured by Schering Plough Animal Health, is an anti-inflammatory medication. This product primarily focuses on eye inflammation caused by auto immune disease in dogs.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
Optimmune (O.2% Cyclosporine) Ophtalmic Ointment treats cases of chronic keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) and chronic superficial keratitis (CSK) in dogs.
Pannus is medically known as a chronic condition of the Superficial Keratitis. This condition is classified as a disease, affected the cornea of the eye. In the condition of Pannus scar tissues and blood vessels take over the eye resulting in eventual blindness. In pets, this condition is widely seen in the dog breed the German shepherd as it is thought to be a genetic disposition for some breeds. Scholars believe immune mediation conditions are the underlying cause of Pannus. The immune system is believed to over produce cells causing the scar tissues and blood vessels to over develop. A pet with this disease will present signs of blindness and a physical characterized eye abnormality. Basic symptoms of a Pannus condition includes; disorientation, blindness, loss of coordination, loss of depth perception, clouding of the eye, redness, and a visual abnormality.
Eye inflammation or Conjunctivitis is known to the human world as pink eye and is one of the most common eye problems in dogs and cats. Conjunctivitis is defined as an inflammation of the conjunctival membrane that covers the back of the eyelids and surface of the eye orbit. Though not usually painful, conjunctivitis appears red in color and produces a mucus discharge. Conjunctivitis is caused by a number of different sources including allergies, bacteria (Streptococcus and Staphylococcus), viruses, and foreign particles, producing a variety of symptoms. Allergy causing Conjunctivitis involves both eyes; the eyes will appear red with a production of discharge. The discharge produced can be serous (clear), mucoid (mucus), purulent (infection). Allergy conjunctivitis can be confused with a systemic disease called canine distemper, adequate diagnosis is recommended to receive proper treatment.