Volume 63 (2013) Issue: 2013 No#5-6

CYCLOSPORINE A (CsA) TREATMENT OF CHRONIC AUTOIMMUNE-MEDIATED KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS SICCA IN DOGS

Author(s): HADŽI MILIĆ M, ĐORĐEVIĆ JELENA, KRSTIĆ N

Keywords:autoimmune-mediated, Cyclosporine A, dogs, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, Schirmer Tear Test

The paper is a five year retrospective study of the efficacy of 0.2% Cyclosporine A eye cream in the treatment of chronic autoimmune-mediated KCS in dogs. 114 dogs of 32 breeds, both sexes, and different ages with chronic autoimmune-mediated KCS were treated with 0.2% Cyclosporine A in the form of eye cream (Optimmune®, Schering – Plough Animal Health) applied to the lower lid conjunctiva at a dose of 6 mm length of the cream strip every 12 hours, during 90 days. Dogs treated with CsA had an improved STT score, specially dogs which had STT values >5 mm/min at the start. Improvement of the clinical picture and healing of superficial corneal lesions were also recorded.


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