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Thanks for trusting me to help you and Lucy today. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 30 years of experience and would be happy work with you, but need a bit more information in order to better assist you if you don't mind.
Did your vet perform a test to measure her tear production?
Can you tell me the names of the medications that have been tried?
Thanks and I will respond further after you reply. There may be a slight delay while I formulate and type a thorough response or I may be offline, but if so, I will respond as soon as I am able.
Thank you for the prompt reply. Is she has dry eye or keratoconjunctivitis sicca, she will need additional topical therapy for her eyes besides eyewash. Eyewash is an important part of the treatment, but all it does is to keep her eyelids and cornea free of discharge so that the medication can do it's job. Dry eye is caused when the dog's immune system starts destroying it's tear producing glands. To counteract this, a immunosuppressive agent like cyclosporin is usually prescribed. Frequent treatment throughout the day with eye lubrication is also an important part of the treatment.
Here is a link with more information about how to treat dry eye. LINK HERE
I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please reply so I can clarify for you.
My posted replies are for general education only and not meant as a diagnosis. Only after a thorough veterinary examination can a diagnosis for your pet be made and specific treatments be advised or medications be prescribed.
Yes, you will need a prescription, but your vet should be able to provide that for you.