Thursday, November 13, 2014

Optixcare Eye Lube Reviewed

If your pet suffers from dry eyes, it is incredibly important to restore the necessary moisture to avoid progression, which can lead to blindness. Assessing the root cause is also top priority, as many disorders require additional medication for initial treatment. While dry eyes are often caused by aging, there are many other possible causes that require further examination. Breed predispositions, immune disorders, dietary deficiencies and disease are all possible causes. OptixCare Eye Lubricant + Hyaluron is a moisturizing ophthalmic lubricant, designed for veterinary use, in the form of a unique sterile carbomer gel. Optixcare eye drops for dogs offers soothing relief and is approved for use as horse eye drops and cat eye drops as well.

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) or "dry eye" is a common eye disorder affecting the cornea and lining of the eyelids, causing insufficient tear production. Left untreated, KCS can eventually lead to blindness.  While an eye lubricant is a must with KCS, additional medication is often needed as well. Contact your veterinarian if you see any of these following symptoms:

  • Cloudiness of the eyes
  • eye infection or eye discharge
  • film over eye
  • pain 
  • sunken eye 

Using Optixcare Eye Lubricant
Instill 1-2 drops in one or both eyes as often as needed or as directed by your veterinarian. Many pets require drops as often as every two hours, in the early stages of treatment of KSC. If multiple eye medications are prescribed, consult with your veterinarian to assess the correct order of application.  It is important to use extra care when instilling the drop to avoid touching the eye with the tip, in turn, contaminating the tube and its contents. Store at room temperature. Recap after each use, and discard the open tube after 30 days.

We recommend speaking with your vet if the problem persists or worsens. Help keep your pet’s eyes performing to their fullest potential with Medi-Vet!