7th Annual Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference
This lecture is to provide a current review of ocular medications’ (specifically for the cat) pharmacological mechanisms of action, therapeutic applications and any potential adverse reactions. This will help the general practitioner with choices for the feline patients encountered daily as canines and felines differ significantly in topical and oral medications for ocular diseases. This lecture will cover pharmacologic choices for diseases causing conjunctivitis (Mycoplasma, Chlamydophilia, Feline Herpes Virus etc.), corneal diseases (ulcers, sequestrum, bullous keratopathy, eosinophilic keratitis, etc.), anterior uveitis, glaucoma and hypertensive retinopathy. Medical and surgical modalities will be discussed which comply with current recommendations published in the gold standard textbook by Gelatt — Veterinary Ophthalmology — as well as distinguished journals such as "Veterinary Ophthalmology," "Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association" and the "American Journal of Veterinary Research."