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My 12 yr old baby is on 5 mg predisone every other day to keep a growth at bay. She is also getting advanced cataracts. I have been researching lanosterol eye drops. The results look promising and she can't have surgery. Can I use the eye drops while she is on the prednisone?i

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the dog's name?

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Her last blood work looked was all in the normal range. Eating is her favorite thing to do!

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Hello, this is Dr. Schmidt. Thank you for using JustAnswer; I'd be happy to help you with your baby. Latanoprost is used more to decrease ocular pressure in dogs, it treats glaucoma, not cataracts. It can be helpful in dogs with cataracts that get secondary glaucoma, but it won't do anything for the cataract itself. The only thing that can treat a cataract so they go away is surgery. There is a supplement called Ocu Glo that can help to slow down the progression of cataracts and helps with overall eye health. This is what I would recommend using in your dog. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
In my research, there is a product used for cateracts which has reported excellent results in dogs, cats and rabbits LANOSTEROL. Since it is a naturally occuring steroid I was questioning if there would be an issue or problem with any interaction with the prednisone.
Thanks
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Schmidt, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

Oh excuse me, I misread your original post. That product should not be significant enough of a steroid to be absorbed systemically to cause a problem with the steroid she's already on.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thanks for your help.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Schmidt, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

You're welcome I hope everything works out with your baby.

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