Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Eye: drug administration 01 - topical

Contributor(s): Dennis E Brooks, Alison Clode, Paul Gerding, Graham Munroe

Introduction

  • The most practical and economic method of administering topical eye medications is to apply the medication directly into the eye, either to the conjunctival or corneal surfaces.

Uses

  • Application of solutions or ointments to the external eye either for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.

Advantages

  • Simple.
  • Economic.
  • Solutions, gels or ointments can be applied.

Disadvantages

  • May be difficult to apply if the horse is uncooperative or eye is painful.
  • To apply more than 3-4 times daily can be time consuming and difficult for horse and handler.
  • Multiple applications from a single bottle may contaminate the contents.

Use single dose disposable 1-2 ml syringes.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Further Reading

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