Cyclosporin is an immunosuppressant with lacrimomimetic and anti-inflammatory properties.
In the dog, Optimmune is indicated for the treatment of chronic recurrent conjunctivitis resulting from auto-immune disease of the eye. Optimmune is indicated for the therapeutic treatment of keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS, `dry eye') and chronic superficial keratitis (`pannus').
KCS is a common condition, affecting 1:22 of all dogs. It is painful and, if not correctly managed, can result in permanent blindness.
Optimmune may be used to augment topical corticosteroids or as a substitute for corticosteroids when these are contraindicated by corneal ulceration.
For uses, dosage, contra-indications and warnings please consult product leaflet. Further information is available on request. Use medicines responsibly.