A new perspective on canine keratoconjunctivitis sicca. Treatment with ophthalmic cyclosporine.

@article{Kaswan1990ANP,
  title={A new perspective on canine keratoconjunctivitis sicca. Treatment with ophthalmic cyclosporine.},
  author={Renee L. Kaswan and Mark A. Salisbury},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice},
  year={1990},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={
          583-613
        }
}
Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is the major cause of chronic or recurrent conjunctivitis in dogs. The diagnosis of KCS is often delayed or mistaken for allergic or bacterial conjunctivitis and inappropriate or insufficient treatment leads to progressive corneal scarring and blindness in many dogs. The cause of KCS in dogs has not been proven, but evidence supports an immune-mediated etiology for the majority of cases. In an attempt to specifically treat the cause of KCS, a new immunosuppressant… CONTINUE READING

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In an attempt to specifically treat the cause of KCS , a new immunosuppressant drug , cyclosporine , has been used in a topical preparation .
In an attempt to specifically treat the cause of KCS , a new immunosuppressant drug , cyclosporine , has been used in a topical preparation .
In an attempt to specifically treat the cause of KCS , a new immunosuppressant drug , cyclosporine , has been used in a topical preparation .
In an attempt to specifically treat the cause of KCS , a new immunosuppressant drug , cyclosporine , has been used in a topical preparation .
Early diagnosis of KCS and treatment with ophthalmic cyclosporine may avert a major cause of blindness in dogs .
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