Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Volume: 54 Issue: 4

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Management of canine glaucoma using a combination of dorzolamide and timolol

Shubham W. Raut1*, Syam K. Venugopal2, Laiju M. Philip3, K. D. John Martin4, Arun George5 and Greeshma Joy6

1. MVSc Scholar, Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur- 680 651, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kerala, India
2. Professor and Head, University Veterinary Hospital, Kokkakai
3. Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur- 680 651, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kerala, India
4. Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur- 680 651, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kerala, India
5. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Vet. Clinical Medicine, Ethics and Jurisprudence, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur- 680 651, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kerala, India
6. Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Statistics, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur- 680 651, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kerala, India


*Corresponding author: [email protected], Ph. 9146134816

Year: 2023, Page: 1127-1130, Doi: https://doi.org/10.51966/jvas.2023.54.4.1127-1130

Received: April 5, 2023 Accepted: July 23, 2023 Published: Dec. 31, 2023

Abstract

A study was conducted in twelve glaucomatous dogs to assess the efficacy of the combination of dorzolamide and timolol in the treatment of glaucoma in dogs. The study included twelve dogs with glaucoma of any age, breed, or gender. On the day of presentation, the 14th, 28th and 42nd days, the intraocular pressure (IOP) was monitored with an applanation tonometer. For 42 days, all dogs received topical instillation of a combination of dorzolamide (2%) and timolol (0.5%) eye drops, one drop twice daily. In all the dogs, there was a shift in IOP towards the established normal level within two weeks of therapy. The study revealed that topical use of a combination of dorzolamide and timolol eye drops twice daily was successful in lowering IOP in dogs with glaucoma.

Keywords: Glaucoma, dorzolamide, timolol, dogs, IOP

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Cite this article

Raut, S.W.,Venugopal, S.K., Philip, L.M., John Martin,K.D., George, A. and Joy, G. 2023. Management of canine glaucoma using a combination of dorzolamide and timolol. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 54(4):1127-1130
DOI: https://doi.org/10.51966/jvas.2023.54.4.1127-1130

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