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Companion Animal Practice
Advances in ocular therapeutics in dogs and cats
  1. Elizabeth Munro

    Elizabeth Munro graduated from Cambridge in 1987. After a brief period in practice, followed by three years in the department of surgery at Glasgow veterinary school, she joined the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh where she was lecturer in veterinary ophthalmology from 1996 until earlier this year. She holds the RCVS diploma in radiology and the RCVS certificate in ophthalmology.


A RANGE of agents with diverse actions is used in ocular therapeutics, including antimicrobials, anti-inflammatory agents, tear replacement preparations, immunosuppressants, ocular hypotensive agents and modulators of pupil size. The cornerstone of successful ophthalmology, however, is accurate diagnosis, which is based on careful and critical examination of the eye. This article provides practical information about the more recently available products, and considers their use in context with established practice.

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