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Optimmune Eye Ointment

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SRP £78.04
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Optimmune for dogs is a prescription treatment for chronic recurrent conjunctivitis resulting from auto-immune disease of the eye.
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Optimmune for dogs is a prescription treatment for chronic recurrent conjunctivitis resulting from autoimmune disease of the eye.

The active ingredient in Optimmune is Cyclosporin which corrects dry eye by altering the local immune system in the eye and aids the production of tears.

Dry eye is an immune mediated disease which is caused by a malfunction of the dog's own immune system. Tears are important as they protect your eyes as well as providing them with moisture and nourishment.

Optimmune helps treat dry eye to keep your dog's eyes healthy and their vision clear. Optimmune for dogs is licensed for use only in dogs.

Optimmune is a translucent colourless to light yellow ointment.

Special Instructions & Dose

The shelf-life after first opening the immediate packaging is 1 month.

Do not use where fungal or viral infection of the eye is suspected.

Increase in tear production is expected within 10 days but may not be maximal until 6 weeks from commencement of treatment.

Do not use in pregnant bitches.

Sizes

It is available in
  • 3.5g tube.
Instructions

How to use Optimmune Eye Ointment

Precautions: Avoid contact with the skin, wear gloves and wash hands after use.
Remove any excessive discharge from the eye prior to application

Step by Step Application:

1 - Squeeze the tube to gently expel the air inside.  There is usually a small amount of Optimmune in the nozzle. The first time the tube is squeezed, the product is usually ejected suddenly and a small amount may be lost. If you are aware that this will happen and are careful, the loss can be minimised. Squeeze out the air very gently until the product shows at the nozzle and the tube appears two-thirds empty. This will avoid excess wastage.

2 - Use only the equivalent of the top section of a ballpoint pen or a short grain of rice ie 3mm. This is the licensed dose and will provide the optimum clinical effects with maximum economy.

3 - The best method of application is to wipe a small amount onto the underside of the upper eyelid. The ointment base is an excellent lubricant and it will spread over the eye when your dog blinks.

4 - The tube should be kept at room temperature. If it is too warm the base becomes oily and it is difficult to get the recommended dose. You can put the tube in the fridge for 10 - 15 minutes to firm it up which seems to work well. However, if it is in the fridge too long it becomes semi-solid and may result in the tube bursting.

5 - Don't roll up the tube during use to get that last drop out. You may end up with cracked tubes and wastage.

6 - You should throw any unused product away four weeks after opening. This is a recommendation for all eye products in order to maintain sterility. Some vets will advise using a tube for six weeks, but no longer. This restriction is in place because Optimmune does not contain any preservatives or antimicrobials. Adding these would alter the composition and action of the product.

7 - 12 hourly dosing is ideal. It is worth while keeping treatments evenly spaced as Optimmune often works better twice daily than just once. Some clients have reported that a tube can last for six weeks when dosing both eyes twice a day.

Optimmune for dogs is a prescription item, please follow the instructions given by your vet.

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