Herpes Eye Infection In Cats Treatment
The following are common treatment regimens used in treating recurrent feline herpes viral conjunctivitis: Topical antibiotics Topical anti-viral medications Famciclovir oral anti-viral medication Idoxuridine ophthalmic solution Vidarabine ophthalmic ointment Trifluridine (also called Triflurothymidine) ophthalmic solution Moisten a ball of cotton wool with the saltwater solution and apply this gently to the cat’s eye, soaking the discharge to make it easier to wipe off. Repeat this every two hours. If the eye condition is not back to normal after. Treatment Treatment often includes: Topical antiviral therapy (cidofovir, idoxuridine, trifluridine) applied Q 6 to 12 H. Oral famciclovir has been shown to control active disease and reduce recrudescent infections at doses of 40 to 90 mg/kg PO Q 8 H.
8 Lower doses of 12.5 mg/kg PO Q 12 H have been shown to be efficacious in controlling active disease. 9