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*  Corneal shield - definition of corneal shield by The Free Dictionary
... topical steroids and cyclosporine in cases of refractory vernal keratoconjunctivitis ... in the treatment of palpebral type of vernal keratoconjunctivitis ...
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*  Aqueous tacrolimus solution in canine keratoconjunctivitis sicca
Years ago the only effective therapy was the subconjunctival injection of corticosteroids followed by topical steroids combined ... How effective is tacrolimus, which acts similar to cyclosporin A and is used a lot now in canine medicine? ... with artificial tears, and the discovery of cyclosporin A offered a very important and effective alternative in the therapy of ... Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) is a common problem in certain dog breeds. ...
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*  Surgical Follow-up and Outcomes sub-cluster 9
... topical cyclosporine in the treatment of 4 cases of severe, corticosteroid-resistant, vernal keratoconjunctivitis with shield ... METHODS: Four patients with shield ulcers not responding to medical treatment with topical steroids, antihistamines, and mast- ... cell stabilizers were treated with 0.05%-2% topical cyclosporine. The frequency of ... ... OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare two strengths of topical phenytoin sodium suspension (2% and 4%) with normal saline in the ...
  http://www.biomedsearch.com/cluster/27/Surgical-Follow-up-and-Outcomes/sub-9-p10.html
*  ESCRS | European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
Vision in right eye is 6/12 and left eye is 6/6 . Patient is started on topical 0.1% cyclosporine drops. Conclusions: All cases ... Vernal keratoconjunctivitis. Poster Details. First Author: K.Jyothi INDIA. Co Author(s): M. Menta Ravindra V. Kesaraju M. ... the whole cornea in severe cases Patients who are unresponsive or in whom allergic process progesses despite topical steroids ... must be treated with topical cyclosporine 1% or tacrolimus 0.03% FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE ...
  http://www.escrs.org/London2014/programme/posters-details.asp?id=20510
*  Vernal keratoconjunctivitis - Wikipedia
Local therapy- Topical steroids are effective. Commonly used solutions are of fluorometholone, medrysone, betamethasone or ... Topical Cyclosporine is reserved for unresponsive cases.[citation needed] Systemic therapy- Oral antihistamines and oral ... Topical antihistamines can be used. Acetyl cysteine (0.5%) used topically has mucolytic properties and is useful in the ... Vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) or spring catarrh is a recurrent, bilateral, and self-limiting inflammation of conjunctiva, ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernal_keratoconjunctivitis
*  DJO | Digital Journal of Ophthalmology
Topical therapy may include brief courses of steroids (up to several weeks) to quiet the disease, followed by rapid tapering. ... Cyclosporine eyedrops for the treatment of severe vernal keratoconjunctivitis. Am J of Ophthalmol, 101:278 (1986) ... Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis. Clinical Course:. Four weeks after presenation the patient still had persistent epithelial ... Cyclosporine 1% was started in addition to pred forte bid. Over the following 2 months the patient had resolution of his shield ...
  http://www.djo.harvard.edu/print.php?url=/physicians/gr/345&print=1
*  Adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis - Wikipedia
Topical cyclosporin A (CsA) appears to be effective in the treatment of persistent corneal opacities. Topical interferon might ... Topical steroids should be avoided because they prolong viral replication, frequently lead to long-lasting dry eye symptoms, ... Adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis, also known as Keratoconjunctivitis epidemica is a common and highly contagious viral infection ... and corneal opacities almost always recur after discontinuation of topical steroids. There is currently no effective and ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adenoviral_keratoconjunctivitis
*  Conjunctivitis - VisionAware
In severe cases, steroids may be required. Cyclosporin, an anti-inflammatory drop, may also be used. Oral antihistamine and ... atopic keratoconjunctivitis and vernal conjunctivitis: 1. Atopic keratoconjunctivitis Atopic keratoconjunctivitis is seen in ... Treatment involves topical drops or ointment and systemic oral antibiotic therapy (often doxycycline or azithromycin). The ... Individuals who have been prescribed steroids require close follow-up, because steroids can cause a variety of serious side ...
  http://www.visionaware.org/info/your-eye-condition/guide-to-eye-conditions/conjunctivitis/125
*  Ocular Disease of the Aging Dog - WSAVA2004 - VIN
Chalazion is treated by curettage followed by topical antibiotics. Based on the primary cause, topical steroids may be added. ... as well as topical cyclosporine. Recently, a similar drug, tacrolimus, has been suggested as treatment of KCS, tacrolimus being ... Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is caused by lowered or absence of tear fluid. Although KCS can be seen in dogs of any breed, there ... Treatment consists of removing the loose epithelium followed by a grid pattern keratotomy, topical antibiotics, topical ...
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*  Med J Islamic World Acad Sci: 24 (4)
Topical 0.05% Cyclosporine A Eyedrops for Treating Moderate-to-Severe Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis. Kenan al r, Taha Ayy ld z, ... Topical CsA 0.05% is an effective formulation used for treating moderate-to-severe VKC. It may reduce the need for steroids. ... This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of topical cyclosporine A (CsA) 0.05% in patients with moderate-to-severe vernal ... All patients were diagnosed with moderate-to-severe VKC and treated with topical CsA 0.05% (Restasis Allergan, Inc. CA, USA). ...
  http://medicaljournal-ias.org/jvi.aspx?pdir=ias&plng=eng&volume=24&issue=4&showabs=true
*  Ophthalmologic Manifestations of Atopic Dermatitis Workup: Laboratory Studies, Histologic Findings
Dosage and adverse effects of topical tacrolimus and steroids in daily management of atopic dermatitis. J Dermatol. 2004 Apr. ... Cornish KS, Gregory ME, Ramaesh K. Systemic cyclosporin A in severe atopic keratoconjunctivitis. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2010 Sep-Oct ... Atopic keratoconjunctivitis. Pepose JS, Holland GN, Wilhelmus KR, eds. Ocular Infection and Immunity. St. Louis: Mosby; 1996. ... Steroids in ocular therapy, antibiotics and antifungals, antiallergic therapies. Zimmerman TJ, Kooner KS, Shariv M, Fechtner RD ...
  https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1197636-workup
*  Pharm 2 - Extra Cards for Final Flashcards by Emily wiggins | Brainscape
What are some potential side effects of topical steroids? Are they absorbed systemically through the skin? ... What is the MOA of Cyclosporine as a wetting agent? T-cell inhibition reduces inflammation, allowing for an increase in tear ... Which topical agent is typically used for impetigo and other skin infections caused by bacteria, especially Staph and Strep? ... Which topical antibiotic may be used in combination with oral or IV antibiotics to treat MRSA? ...
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*  Sjogren's disease
Topical steroids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and cyclosporine have also been used to decrease ocular surface ... For the work-up of keratoconjunctivitis sicca, potential tests include the Schirmer test and slit-lamp exam with ocular surface ... Treatment of SS has centered around symptomatic control of keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia as SS is rarely organ or ... Involvement of these glands leads to xerostomia and keratoconjunctivitis sicca deemed the sicca complex. Primary SS occurs in ...
  https://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/hospital-medicine/sjogrens-disease/article/601248/
*  When Allergy and Dry Eye Collide - PDF
A randomized trial of topical cyclosporin 0.05% in topical steroid-resistant atopic keratoconjunctivitis. Ophthalmology Mar;111 ... the safer topical ester-based steroids, including Alrex (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic suspension 0.2%, Bausch & Lomb) and ... Restasis (topical cyclosporine A 0.05%, Allergan), a T-cell immunomodulating agent, was approved by the FDA in 2002 for the ... Not Just for Dry Eyes Off Label Use of Cyclosporine Not Just for Dry Eyes Off Label Use of Cyclosporine William D. Townsend, O. ...
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*  The Prophylactic Use of Topical Cyclosporine A 0.05% to Prevent Graft Versus Host Disease Related Dry Eye - Full Text View -...
Recent (3-month) history of current use of topical steroids or antiglaucoma agents ... Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca. Dry Eye Syndromes. Graft vs Host Disease. Keratoconjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis. Conjunctival ... Drug: Cyclosporine A 0.05% Topical cyclosporine A 0.05% (Restasis) three times a day for 18 months. ... The Prophylactic Use of Topical Cyclosporine A 0.05% to Prevent Graft Versus Host Disease Related Dry Eye. This study has been ...
  https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00553735
*  US6254893B1 - Composition for treating dry eye - Google Patents
Ocular cyclosporin composition US4966773A (en) * 1986-11-25. 1990-10-30. Alcon Laboratories, Inc.. Topical ophthalmic ... Drugs for topical application of sex steroids in the treatment of dry eye syndrome, and methods of preparation and application ... Device for detecting keratoconjunctivitis sicca US5075104A (en) * 1989-03-31. 1991-12-24. Alcon Laboratories, Inc.. Ophthalmic ... Topical treatment of blepharitis BE1003578A4 (en) * 1988-10-26. 1992-04-28. Sandoz Sa. New ophthalmic compositions of ...
  https://patents.google.com/patent/US6254893
*  Types of Eye Allergy
Cyclosporine A and corticosteroids are used in severe disease.. Atopic keratoconjunctivitis. Unlike vernal keratoconjunctivitis ... Steroids and mast cell inhibitors may also be used. These medications are usually required the whole year around. ... Sometimes even the preservatives used in these topical medications may cause allergy or inflammation. Treatment is by ... Vernal keratoconjunctivitis. Seen mostly in warm climates, this condition affects children or young adults. In about 50% of ...
  https://www.news-medical.net/health/Types-of-eye-allergy.aspx
*  Anterior + uveitis (incl posterior uveitis) Flashcards - OPTOM 450 | Brainscape
steroids. cyclosporin 185 Naphazoline 0.1% (Albalon), tetrahydrozoline 0.05% (Visine) and Xylometazoline 0.05% (otrivine- ... Which keratoconjunctivitis tends to be worse in spring, warm dry climates and can be assoc with asthma and eczema with symptoms ... topical acyclovir 3% ointment (Virupos) 10mm ribbon in fornix, 5 times a day for 10-14 days, continue for 3 days after ... Non-penetrating topical corticosteroids can be used as short term Tx of perennial conjunctivitis. Name one and dosage ...
  https://www.brainscape.com/flashcards/anterior-uveitis-incl-posterior-uveitis-6027779/packs/9169035
*  Vernal conjunctivitis | Health Encyclopedia | FloridaHealthFinder.gov
Topical cyclosporine prevents seasonal recurrences of vernal keratoconjunctivitis in a randomized, double-masked, controlled 2- ... Mild steroids that are applied directly to the surface of the eye (for severe reactions) ... Recent research suggests that a mild form of cyclosporine, which is an anti-cancer drug, may be helpful for acute episodes. It ... Vernal keratoconjunctivitis. In: Tasman W, Jaeger EA, eds. Duane's Clinical Ophthalmology. 2013 ed. Philadelphia, PA: ...
  http://www.floridahealthfinder.gov/healthencyclopedia/Health%20Illustrated%20Encyclopedia/1/001390.aspx
*  Corneal Disease Symptoms, Treatment & Causes
Cancers of the surface of the eye are managed with surgery or in some cases, topical chemotherapy eyedrops or injections. ... In some individuals, dryness is due to lack of tear production, and anti-inflammatory drops such as cyclosporin (Restasis) or ... Corneal involvement is often managed with anti-inflammatory eyedrops such as steroids; however, steroid-sparing immune- ... Vernal and atopic keratoconjunctivitis. *Growths*Pterygium or benign or malignant cancerous growths on the eye's surface ...
  https://www.medicinenet.com/corneal_disease/article.htm
*  Study of Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Soution Group and Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Suspension Group - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials...
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca. Dry Eye Syndromes. Keratoconjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis. Conjunctival Diseases. Eye Diseases. ... Ocular allergies or currently under the treatment of allergic diseases of the eye (topical ocular mast cell stabilizer, ... If you are receiving systemic steroids or immunosuppressive treatment 15) In patients with severe renal failure (serum ... Study of Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Soution Group and Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Suspension Group (Cyclosporine). The recruitment ...
  https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01768312?recr=Open&cond=%22Lacrimal+Apparatus+Diseases%22&rank=14
*  PPT - Diseases of Conjunctiva PowerPoint presentation | free to view - id: 1c2ada-ZDc1Z
c. Topical Cyclosporin-A (0.05) twice daily, it decreases the release of interlukin-2, reduces expansion of T cell clones. ... Topical 2 sodium cromoglycate drops.. 100. Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis (VKC)*It is a chronic , bilateral conjunctival ... a. Steroids Patients with significant seasonal exacerbation , a short term high dose pulse regimen of topical steroid is ... Topical Erythromycin and Tetracycline ointment. 75. Treatment contd*Treatment of TF Stage Topical Erythromycin twice for 6 ...
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*  Graves' ophthalmopathy - Wikipedia
Severe cases are a medical emergency, and are treated with glucocorticoids (steroids), and sometimes ciclosporin. Many anti- ... Topical lubrication of the ocular surface is used to avoid corneal damage caused by exposure. Tarsorrhaphy is an alternative ... punctate epithelial erosions and superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis. The patients also have a dysfunction of the lacrimal ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graves'_ophthalmopathy
*  Study of Cyclosporine in Post-LASIK Patients
... clinicaltrials.gov This study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of Cyclosporine 0.005% and 0.010% eye drops administered ... Topical Cyclosporine vs. Placebo for Epiphora Associated With Docetaxel. Objective: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of ... including STEROIDS; FATTY ACIDS; and XENOBIOTICS. This enzyme has clinical significance due to its ability to metabolize a ... keratoconjunctivitis. The durat... ... Topical Cyclosporine for the Treatment of Dry Eye in Patients ...
  https://www.bioportfolio.com/resources/trial/72016/Study-of-Cyclosporine-in-Post-LASIK-Patients.html
*  Corneal Diseases of Dogs and Cats - WSAVA2002 - VIN
In addition to topical steroids, I frequently add topical cyclosporine therapy (2 % drops or Optimmune® ointment BID). ... Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca: Dry Eye Syndrome. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, or KCS, is one of the most frequent causes of corneal ... Stimulation of tear production can be achieved by the use of pilocarpine (oral or topical therapy) and topical cyclosporine A ... The mainstay of therapy is topical steroids. I prefer to use either topical dexamethasone or prednisolone acetate TID-QID. ...
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