COMPARATIVE THERAPIES IN KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS SICCA IN DOGS

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXIII, Issue 2
Written by Georgiana DUŢU, Adina ARGĂSEALĂ, Lia ION, Emilia CIOBOTARU, Iuliana IONAȘCU

The study aimed to present the importance of the proper treatment in Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca in dogs depending on the evolution stage, approaching all the phases. It highlights the necessity of an urgent and accurate treatment in order to avoid blindness. The study is based on the clinical activity of The Department of Surgery from The Faculty Of Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, during 18 months. During the analyzed period were evaluated 472 dogs with keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, divided in three groups according to the evolutive stage. The treatment used the following products: for the first phase, artificial tear products based on hialuronic acid and carbomers such as HyCare®, Vidisic® and Xanternet®; for the second phase were used artificial tear products and cyclosporine 2% and for the third phase the treatment consisted in eye drops with prednisolone and ointment with tacrolimus. The healing process was complete in 4 to 24 weeks depending on the perseverance of the owner in administrating the treatment and the severity of the disease.

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DUŢU G., ARGĂSEALĂ A., ION L., CIOBOTARU E., IONAȘCU I. 2017, COMPARATIVE THERAPIES IN KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS SICCA IN DOGS. Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXIII, Issue 2, ISSN 2065-1295, 49-52.


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