Veterinary Ophthalmologist and Dermatologist tested Therapies for Pets
Conjunctivitis and dry eye are the most common eye diseases that veterinary ophthalmologists see in their clinic.
Three important changes Ophthalmologists always talk about when treating KCS Vizoovet has been proven effective in all 3
. 1 Increase tear flow.
2. Normalize the osmolarity which takes the pain away and the most common comment from clients is how it made their pet much more comfortable.
3 Increases tear film breakup time.
This is extremely important because the anterior segment has no blood supply and all the oxygen, exchange of gasses and removal of waste comes from tears. The longer the tear film stays on the eye the more these exchanges and absorptions occur.
Vizoovet - No side effects, no drug interactions, no stinging.
contains this micro-emulsion technology in order to facilitate the delivery of drug molecules, especially lipophilic drug molecules, to the eye.
The micro-emulsion particles consist on a combination of phospholipids and triglycerides, uniformly spread into the tear film and creating a lipid shield on the tear film surface.
Stabilize the tear film, anchor the lipid phase to the underlying aqueous phase and maintain the lipid structure organized in an orderly and elastic manner
Reconstitute the physiological lipid shield, which controls the evaporation of tear film and its optical properties
The micro-emulsion technology is designed as a drug delivery platform and its unique pharmaceutical advantages include:
Petnetwork aims to promote this unique technology to be a new category of ophthalmic drugs. The micro-emulsion technology would make ophthalmic drugs more efficient and would enable the formulations of patient friendly treatments.
A great deal of knowledge on the positive effects of our formulations on Dry-Eye and traumatic eye conditions will enable the company to develop the best ophthalmic products. We have some of the brightest minds in veterinary ophthalmology working on that right now.
Lipitear a non-invasive topical drug delivery technology administered through eye drops as an alternative to current ocular delivery modalities.
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Just a few days after Vizoovet
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"Snickers" 26 hours after starting Vizoovet
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Many eye problems can be managed by a general practice veterinarian (DVM or VMD). However, if the veterinarian believes that the patient would benefit from the skills and experience of a specialist, the patient may be referred to a veterinary ophthalmologist for additional care. Problems typically referred can include: perceived cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases, severe injuries, and cancer of the eye.
Just as with human medicine, veterinary medical specialists are becoming a valuable resource in treating your pet. Your general practice veterinarian has excellent training in veterinary medicine and acts as a family practice physician to your pet. But just as with human medicine, there are occasions when your veterinarian might want assistance or suggest a referral to a specialist to better meet your pet's needs.
Many eye diseases are time sensitive so prompt consultation or referral is often in your animal's best interest.
SPOTLIGHT: Robert Larocca DACVO
Dr. Larocca received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. and then attended and received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM) from the University of Florida. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Larocca worked in a small animal practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Next he completed a three-year residency in veterinary ophthalmology at Auburn University and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and a board certified ophthalmologist.
Here is a bit of her history which you can share:
Has been on cyclosporine since diagnosed with KCS as a young adult. Unfortunately, she developed corneal squamous carcinoma in her right eye in October 2018, which was officially diagnosed following a superficial keratectomy on 01/07/2019 by Dr Lanuza. She was switched to tracolimus, a similar tear producing medication as cyclosporine. She was also started on Fluorouracil as chemotherapy treatment, both of which include side effects of potential irritation. Both eyes became irritated with tracolimus, which included itchiness, swelling around the eyelids and skin surrounding the eyes. The right cornea was even more irritated with the chemotherapy medication. Dr Lanuza introduced the idea of using this organic product after both Fluorouracil and tacrolimus were discontinued to allow the eyes some rest. After 48 hours of using these drops on both eyes along with optixcare, the itchiness was no longer a symptom. The eyelids and surrounding skin was less inflamed, the corneas had less visible irritation and less flared red vessels. Within 3-4 days, the corneas suddenly looked healthier than they have been in many months and her comfort level has tremendously improved. She has now completed week 2 of these drops.
I do have more pictures of the irritated cornea , some with better lighting under the sun. Unfortunately once it became better I took only a few pictures since I stopped worrying about it as much. All pictures are with cellphone quality , and unfortunately not the best pictures since my dog loves moving her head before the photo snap. I will send you all photos with dates via text, maybe that will offer a bit better quality than uploading via email?
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