ocular care products such as ointments, ophthalmic solutions and other medications for the eye including both over the counter and prescription required selections  
 
 
 

Eye Antibiotics And RX Ophthalmic Solutions and Ointments

There are several factors that can be the cause of eye problems for your pet including disease, aging, injury, foreign objects in the eye, allergies, dust, eye dryness, infection, too much sunlight, even sticking their head out the car window while you drive. How your veterinarian decides to treat your pet will depend on your pet's particular problem - if it is an eye infection they may prescribe an antibiotic, or other issues may mandate an anti-inflammatory, or they may need both. There are also rx meds to help with pain, injury and other specific disease issues such as glaucoma.
Below you will find information and sources for online discounts on antibiotic and other types of rx eye meds for dogs, cats and horses, including those often prescribed to treat ocular injury, infection and disease. Please note that liquid eye drops may also be referred to as an ophthalmic solution or suspension. The terms ocular and optic are also used sometimes in discussions as meaning "related to the eye". If you do not see what you are looking for below please try one of the above ocular categories, our complete list of eye care products page or our general meds index.
 
atropine meds for glaucoma or to dilate the pupil or reduce pain from surgery - sold to veterinarians only   Atropine Ointment Atropine Eye Drops   (RX Eye Ointment And Drops)   Sold To Veterinarians Only
Atropine sulfate 1% is an eye medication sometimes used to dilate the pupil, reduce pain caused by cataract surgery or injury to the eye, or to treat glaucoma. Dogs, Cats and Horses.
 
 
 
azopt ophthalmic suspension for glaucoma   Azopt 1% Glaucoma Ophthalmic Suspension   (RX Glaucoma Eye Drops)
Azopt is an ophthalmic suspension for glaucoma, a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor designed to help decrease pressure by reducing the amount of aqueous humor fluid made within the eye.
 
 
 
generic bnp eye ointment with triple antibiotic ingredients bacitracin, beomycin and polymyxin B to treat a wider range of eye infections   B.N.P. Triple Antibiotic Ointment BNP With Hydrocortisone   (RX Antibiotic Ointment)
BNP is a powerful triple antibiotic eye ointment with Bacitracin, Neomycin and Polymyxin B for triple action effects against ocular infections. Available with or without hydrocortisone.
 
 
 
chlorbiotic 1% antibiotic for the eye with chloramphenicol sometimes prescribed for conjunctivitis   Chlorbiotic Antibiotic Ointment (Chloramphenicol)   Sold To Veterinarians Only
Chlorbiotic 1% sterile eye ointment is a chloramphenicol antibiotic treatment from Schering-Plough sometimes used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis caused by susceptible pathogens.
 
 
 
ciprofloxacin for the eye   Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution 0.3%   (RX Antibiotic Eye Drops)
Ciprofloxacin, also sometimes referred to as "Cipro", is a popular broad spectrum antibiotic for treating internal infections, however, it also comes in the form of an ophthalmic solution antibiotic eye drop for dogs and cats to treat infections of the eye too. In a 0.3% solution.
 
 
 
dexamethasone to reduce swelling, pain and inflammation   Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Ophthalmic Solution   (RX Corticosteroid Eye Ointment)
Dexamethasone sodium phosphate is a sterile corticosteroid eye med for dogs and cats designed to reduce inflammation caused by injury, infections and surgery and to reduce swelling caused by infections. Dexamethasone in other forms is also used to treat inflammation issues in other areas of the body caused by injury, cancer, arthritis, colitis and other health problems.
 
 
 
dorzolomide for dogs and cats, a generic for trusopt designed to limit fluid production and reduce help reduce ocular pressure   Dorzolamide HCL - Generic For Trusopt   (RX Glaucoma Eye Drops)
Dorzolamide HCL ophthalmic solution for dogs and cats is a generic alternative to the glaucoma medication Trustopt® and helps limit fluid production to reduce pressure on the eye.
 
 
 
gentamicin to treat infection   Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution Eye Drops For Dogs, Cats and Horses   (RX Eye Drops)
Gentamicin antibiotic eye drops are a popular choice among veterinarians for treating eye infections in dogs, cats and horses. Gentamicin is considered "sterile" and it's important to keep the dropper free of contact with the eye or other surfaces to avoid possible contamination.
 
 
 
brand name neobacimyx with three ingredients   Neobacimyx Multiple Ingredient Prescription Eye Ointment   (RX Antibiotic Eye Ointment)
Neobacimyx is a brand name ophthalmic ointment with multiple ingredients for dogs and cats. Neobacimyx has the same three antibiotics as BNP - bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin - for effectiveness against a wider range of bacterial infections including infections of the eye lid.
 
 
 
neopolydex   Neo Poly Dex Ointment Neo Poly Dex Eye Drop Solution   (RX Eye Ointment And Drops)
Neo Poly Dex is an antibiotic eye medication sometimes prescribed to treat bacterial eye infections in dogs and cats. The name NeoPolyDex is derived from the three main active ingredients it contains - Neomycin, Polymyxin B Sulfates and Dexamethasone.
 
 
 
ofloxacin   Ofloxacin Antibiotic Ophthalmic Solution   (RX Antibiotic Eye Drops)
Like Ciprofloxin, Ofloxacin is an fluoroquinolone antibiotic eye medication for dogs and cats. It is designed to treat specific bacteria including some that can cause conjunctivitis of the eye.
 
 
 
optimmune with cyclosporine to help treat dry eye   Optimmune Ointment For Dry Eye In Dogs   (RX Eye Ointment Medication)
Optimmune is a sterile medicated eye ointment for dogs with cyclosporine to help reduce damage to the tear glands, increase natural tear production, reduce inflammation and help treat Canine Keratoconjunctivitis Sica, also known as KCS or "dry eye".
 
 
 
pilocarpine glaucoma and post surgery medication   Pilocarpine Glaucoma Ophthalmic Solution   (RX Glaucoma Eye Drops)
Pilocarpine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 2% helps relieve pressure on the eye and is often used to treat glaucoma in dogs and is sometimes used before and after surgery.
 
 
 
vetericyn pink eye spray   Vetericyn Pink Eye Spray   (Over The Counter Pink Eye Treatment)
A pink eye spray that's a little stronger than other vetericyn optic meds. Formulated to relieve the irritating effects of pinkeye and help control potential outbreaks. A neutral PH helps reduce potential irritation. Shown to be beneficial against bacteria, fungus and viruses affecting the eye.
 
 
 
prednisolone acetate 1% anti-inflammatory corticosteroid   Prednisolone Acetate 1% Eye Drops   (RX Corticosteroid Eye Drops)
Prednisolone is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory found in a variety of forms, including in eye drops. Prednisolone Acetate drops are sometimes prescribed to treat swelling and inflammatory eye issues in dogs and horses, including those from injury, infections and surgery.
 
 
 
no prescription required terramycin for pets and livestock   Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment   (Over The Counter Antibiotic Eye Ointment)
Terramycin is a popular no prescription required antibiotic ophthalmic eye ointment used to treat ocular infections in dogs, cats, horses, and even livestock such as cattle and sheep.
 
 
 
timolol   Timolol Ophthalmic Solution   (RX Glaucoma Eye Drops)
Timolol maleate ophthalmic solution helps reduce ocular pressure by constricting the blood vessels in the eye and is sometimes prescribed as a medication to treat glaucoma in pets.
 
 
 
tobramycin   Tobramycin Eye Drops   (RX Antibiotic Eye Drops)
Tobramycin is an RX eye drop from Bausch & Lomb prescribed to treat eye infections in pets. Side effects are rare but can include swelling or irritation. Also available in an ointment too.
 
 
 
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Conjunctivitis And
Pink Eye In Pets
Conjunctivitis is an eye condition characterized by a redness and swelling of the thin membrane between the outermost layer of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids. Other terms used to describe the condition include "pink eye" and "madras eye".
Pink eye can actually be caused by a myriad of different problems and depending on the cause it may or may not be contagious.
Often conjunctivitis is caused by virus, bacteria, dried out eyes, chemicals, smoke or even allergies. If your pet is itching at his eyes, squinting, keeping their eye shut, if their eyes appear red or swollen or if there is a lot of drainage you might want to consider having them checked for pink eye. If it is bacterial you will want to treat the infection, or if it is viral you will want to treat it to control outbreaks before it is allowed to spread to other animals. And of course, you do no want your pet to suffer from the discomfort of it either. It is also possible that pink eye symptoms may be representing another or additional problem, something your veterinarian should be able to determine.
It will be important to determine the cause of the pink eye before beginning treatment, this is because the wrong treatment could actually be detrimental.
 
Choosing Between Eye Ointments And Liquid Eye Drop Ophthalmic Solutions
Ointments and solutions of course differ in consistency. Which variety your veterinarian chooses for your pet may depend on the medicine he chooses to use as some meds will only come in one form.
Sometimes the medication in an ointment will be absorbed more quickly into the skin. Potency can also differ on the same med between the ointment form and the solution variety. Ointments are viscous, semi-solid and thicker than liquid eye drops and can sometimes have more of a moisturizing, less irritating and more soothing effect on the eye.
Ointments sometimes have more stability than solutions or suspensions. One thing we personally like better about solutions however is the fact that it is easier to drop the liquid right into the eye, we don't have to get the container as close to the eye and there is less greasy mess left behind around the eye. On occasion your veterinarian may prescribe both a drop and an ocular ointment to be used in conjunction with each other.
 
The Importance Of Proper Dosage And Administration
When giving eye medications it is always important to follow your veterinarian's exact instructions. And to avoid injury, you will also want to be careful not to let the ointment tip or solution bottle touch your pet's eyes. If your pet is inclined to jump when some thing goes into its eyes it may be helpful to have someone help hold them when giving the med. Most medication solutions and eye ointments are defined as "sterile" which means that if the dropper or bottle comes into contact with anything - your pet's eye, your hands, a table top, etc. the med itself could become contaminated - which is not good. So keeping the container clean during administration is of particular safety and importance.
 
There are several pet medications available today that can help bring relief from conjunctivitis, dry and pink eye, injuries, scratches and other ocular ailments.
 
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