Optimmune Eye Ointment is an eye ointment containing cyclosporin and is used to treat recurrent conjunctivitis resulting from autoimmune disease of the eye in dogs. These include Dry Eye (keratoconjunctivitis sicca or KCS) and Pannus (chronic superficial keratits).
Ointment should be used twice daily and is usually required life-long.
Cases of Dry Eye will usually respond with increased tear production after about 10 days, but it can take 6 weeks for the full effect to be achieved.
Pannus might not need treatment all year round because it is partly triggered by UV light. Antibiotic or steroid drops are sometimes used with Optimmune. It is important to try and maintain treatment without a pause, to prevent progression of the underlying diseases.
Legal Category: POM-V
IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION: this is a Veterinary Prescription Only Medicine (POM-V), which can only be prescribed by a veterinary surgeon, but may be dispensed by another veterinary surgeon or pharmacist. You will need to post us the original signed prescription before we can send you the medicines.
You can download a Vetscriptions Prescription form here.