Take care of your pet's eyes
Proper daily cleansing, in addition to a treatment based on tear lubricants helps to restore corneal health. Enhance the effectiveness of tear lubricants such as I-DROP® VET GEL or I-DROP® VET PLUS by using it along side I-LID ’N LASH® VET.
Cataracts and Associated Surgical Tools for Professionals
When surgical interventions are required such as Cataracts, I-MED Animal Health is proud to offer the highest quality products that ensure the best possible outcomes for the ocular health of companion animals, while also providing peace of mind to pet owners and veterinary professionals. Our suite of products includes intraocular lenses (IOLs), ophthalmic viscoelastic devices (OVDs), sutures, capsular tension rings, and surgical accessories.
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Actually Dissolves the Crust. Dogs eyes have never been cleaner Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2021 BEST BEST BEST.. would give this item a million stars. My toy poodle had the worst crust eyes. Nothing worked except for this product. Bought some pet store brands .. TERRIBLE. This product actually dissolved the crust. Try this. You and ur dog will LOVE❤️
Great for dogs with Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS) that don't produce "quality" tears Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2021 Most dogs with KCS don't produce enough tears for proper eye lubrication, so it's a "quantity" issue. Unfortunately, my dog has KCS with a tear "quality" issue, which is a bit more difficult to treat. We were using the prescribed Tacroliums drops from the dog ophthalmologist which increases tear production but all they were doing was giving him watery eyes which were still red, itchy, and dry. I think I've tried every moisturizing eye drop you can get at a pharmacy and this is the only eye drop that gives him any relief. During the summer months when there's a bit more humidity in the air I give the drops 1-2 times per day and in the winter when it's really dry it can be 5-6 times per day. He's pretty good about letting me know when he needs more drops. They may be a bit on the pricey side for eye drops, but do you know how expensive it is to see the dog ophthalmologist? It's $250 to walk in the door, not to mention all the money that's already been spent on constant eye infections from KCS. Since we started using these drops we haven't had any issues with eye infections. These drops are absolutely worth it to me and my pup. I don't know what we're going to do if they ever stop making them.
Miracle eyedrops! Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2017 I rescued my Shih Tzu, Molly, from a shelter 10 years ago. She was approximately seven years old at the time and had been found on the streets. She was in very bad shape and had terrible eye problems. She saw various veterinarians for her health problems, including severe dry eyes that were always filled with mucus and gunk. Every vet prescribed Optimmune appointment which I put in her eyes for the last 10 years. Her eyes never improved and in the past year she has gone totally blind. I continued with the Optimmune even though I never saw an improvement but I felt it kept her eyes from getting infected (and the vets all prescribed it so she must need it, right?). I ran across i drops on Amazon.com when I was looking for something to use in between the Optimmune since I was already going through two tubes a month. Recently I ran out of the Optimmune and used the idrops alone for three weeks. I began to notice that she no longer had the gunky discharge caked on her eyes every morning like she had for the past 10 years. For the past month I have used only the idrops and I just can't believe the difference! She no longer has the constant discharge from her eyes and Molly is in heaven that she doesn't have to go through the horrible eye cleaning three times a day! I am so impressed with the stuff that I'm going to write all four of her veterinarians and tell them about these drops. I am more convinced than ever that her prescription medication was only aggravating her problem and I'm just sorry I didn't find these drops years ago. If I discover them sooner maybe you would've prevented her total blindness. I would urge any pet parent (especially of Shih Tzus and Pekingese) to give these drops a try. It truly is like a miracle.
Wow! Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2018 These drops are incredible! My 14 year old american pit bull terrier has been having issues with eyes being goopy yet dry, developing infections. She does have a skin tag on her lower eyelid of one eye that does cause irritation as well, but her goopy, dry, infection issues are in both eyes. I'm a Veterinary Technician and have tried every type of eye ointment and drop, both prescription and OTC. Nothing has made her eyes as clear, taken away inflammation (how?!), stopped the goop and infections (again, how?!), and kept her eyes moistened, like these drops. I'm not saying this will take the place of an antibiotic eye med as I had been using them at the same time as these drops during infections, but when I'm consistent with these drops, she doesn't need any more antibiotic/steroidal eye ointments! She's more comfortable than when I used ointments and you'd think the ointment would do a better job of creating a barrier between her eye and the skin tag, but evidently not. These drops really are miracle drops. I put 2-3 drops in each eye, twice daily, that's it.
I-DROP VET GEL made a big difference for my French Bulldogs. I will be recommending this for all my patients suffering from KCS.
I called the company and had someone explain exactly the process to reduce tear stains on my Bichon frisee! Since it does not have harsh chemicals (alcohol or bleach) it won't get rid of the pre-existing stain. I was told to shave off the stain that was there and start fresh and use it consistently. I was amazed that the stain didn't grow back and my dog looks fresh and clean! I am so happy to use a product that is gentle and works!
Best Product I've tried for my Shih Tzu's Dry Eyes Reviewed in the United States on March 27, 2021 I have tried several products for my little Shih Tzu's dry eyes and have not seen much improvement. The first time I tried this product, I could tell it was different. I wish I posted a before and after photo because LuLu's eyes are much clearer looking. Fantastic product that I will definitely purchase again!
Amazing product! Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2018 I have been using the Lid 'n Lash gel on my dog's eyes for years. I love that product so much that I thought I'd give these pads a try as well. This product is truly amazing. My dog is a senior with dry eye so her eyes need to be cleaned daily or more. These pads are so convenient and make the cleanings quick and simple. The pads are super sticky with gel so they have an unusual feel in your hand and you need to get a good grip before you start the cleaning. I am amazed that it only takes a few wipes to clean the eyes. I cannot comment on how this product would work for tear stains because that is not the issue I have with my dog. I highly recommend this brand!
It does work Reviewed in the United States on April 8, 2021 Originally my Vet told me about Lid N Lash but I purchased a product which claims they had all the bells and whistles. There was one problem....It made my dogs situation worse. At that point, I decided to give Lid N Lash a try. Just by using a small amount, I did the trick on my pet. Sophie is a 70 LB. White Lab-Pointer mix so those terrible brown stains really ruined her youthful appearance. With Lid N Lash, the stains were greatly diminished and Its almost down to zero. Very simply, I feel comfortable talking about this as It does work.
This is working better than other stuff, so far Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2021 My Brittany has tear stains, unusual for this breed. I tried all sorts of stuff: changing her food, water, adding suggested foods, and just cleaning with saline solution, cotton ball and toothbrush. The best was the saline solution method, but then it just got worse. The vet suggested this product and, oh my!, it really helped. She still has gunk near her eyes, but it is so much better now. I rub directly on the fur using the cotton and then sometimes use the toothbrush (I make sure I clean it well after each use) and may follow up with a little bit of the saline solution. So worth it for me
Great for crusty eye boogers. Tips for application Reviewed in the United States on March 21, 2015 I'm so glad I found this product. Our yorkie has allergies and dry-eye, resulting in cement-like eye boogers that were nearly impossible to remove with a warm wet washcloth. I have found the best way to use this product is use the warm wet washcloth first, with gentle rubbing and really soaking the crusted area, then apply this product and massage it in. Wait a minute, and use the wet washcloth to gently remove the crust. It works really well and my dog actually likes having her eyes cleaned now--no more pulling on her eyelashes during cleaning. PS--if you suspect allergies, ask your vet if you can give your dog an antihistamine every day. This has helped reduce how often I have to clean my dog's eyes.
Amazing Stuff Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2019 This is pretty impressive stuff. I apply it liberally to my pug's face around his eyes when he has a buildup of face gunk. He's an old man now and has an assortment of eye issues so sometimes they can crust up a bit. I let the cleaner sit for a few minutes and then everything just wipes right off. It works many times better than water, and it doesn't seem to hurt if I get it in his eyes. I highly recommend you try this if you're dog has eye crust problems.
This is a great eye lubrication for pets with eye problems Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2018 This is a great eye lubrication for pets with eye problems. Sometimes our dog can have painful looking eyes & a drop of this several times a day, makes it look much healthier. Our Vet prescribed these but, after picking them up each month & paying their markup, I realized Amazon was a much better option. It's a little bit cheaper & it's very convenient to have them delivered directly to our home. The fact that it's the exact same thing that's given to us at the Vet, puts my mind at ease that's it's not only safe for our dog, but the best option we could buy.
Saving & preserving my dog's eyesight, priceless! Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2018 I have a aging Boston Terrier who has had they typical eye issues of a brachycephalic breed, particularly weepy eyes, dry eye and reduced visual acuity. These have literally worked wonders for him! One drop in each eye once a day and his eyes no longer weep and the accompanying brown tearstains have completely disappeared. The dry eye is completely resolved. Most wonderful is the fact that his vision appears to have made a very marked improvement, I am simply astonished and so very happy. I thought for certain that, like many Bostons, my Jack would be completely blind within two years (he is 9) as he had already begun to have difficulty locating favorite items such as toys at dusk or when the lights were low in the house. He had also begun to occasionally bumping into things. I had been giving him supplements and using another eye ointment. I searched and found this and decided that it was worth trying, needless to say I am so glad that I did. For those curious, one drop in each eye once a day and the bottle lasted a little over 2 months. I opened the bottle 11/27 (wrote it on the box) and just opened a new one on 2/4. To say that I am ecstatic would be an understatement!
I have a breed of cats (exotic shorthair) that have issues with dry eyes due to their large size and flat faces. These drops really help them and keep their eyes lubricated. I have noticed they don't squint as much and it helps with their teary eyes which is normal for the breed.
Our latest articles, webinars or resources
How to treat corneal ulcers and abrasions with collagen corneal shields
Comprised primarily of water and collagen, the cornea is the clear outer layer of the eye that plays an essential role in vision and eye health. The cornea focuses light into the eye so you can see clearly and also acts as a protective outer layer against debris and germs. But what happens when it gets damaged? If the cornea becomes damaged through injury or infection, the resulting scaring or discoloration can lead to vision loss. Research has found that the use of collagen can promote epithelial and stromal healing within pets. Quick healing of the corneal surface is ideal for the comfort of the patient as well as for the prevention of infection and scarring.
Proper ocular hygiene for dogs prone to tear stains
Tear stains in dogs are caused by a chemical called porphyrin. These iron-containing molecules – excreted through the intestinal tract, bile ducts, saliva, urine, and tears – can cause red-brown stains on the dog’s fur, most noticeably around the eyes on light-colored dogs. Excessive tearing can be caused by numerous factors including dry eye, certain medications, conjunctivitis, glaucoma, eye infections, allergies, ingrown eyelashes, poor diet, and environmental factors. Brachycephalic breeds are predisposed to tear staining, since their flatter noses can affect their tear ducts by making them narrower or crooked, which can lead to an overflow of tears onto the fur.
Tear production and good ocular hygiene in dogs and cats
The quality and quantity of tears are vitally important for ocular health. Without them, the eye would not get any oxygen or nutrients, and as with all other living tissues, the corneal cells would die.
Dry Eye - The Overlooked Disease
Dry Eye - The Overlooked Disease
Cataracts & Post-Operative Complications
Cataracts & Post-Operative Complications
Clinical signs of brachycephalic ocular syndrome in 93 dogs
"Brachycephalic breeds have anatomical skull changes that are responsible for ocular clinical signs,known as the brachycephalic ocular syndrome (BOS). Their popularity has increased in recent years but the excessive pressure of selection lead to extreme conformation of skull shapes, resulting in facial alterations that can put these dogs’ vision at risk."
Dry Eye Disease Flow Chart
Key Indicators on how to diagnose and manage Dry Eye Disease
Diagnosis & Treatment of Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca in Dogs
"Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) is a relatively common condition in dogs. Although KCS can be diagnosed readily with a thorough ophthalmic examination, the diagnosis is often overlooked. KCS is an inflammatory condition of the cornea and conjunctiva, secondary to a deficiency of the precorneal tear film (PTF)."
Dry Eye in Dogs: When Good Glands Go Bad
"Dry eye, or keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), is a common condition in dogs characterized by decreased tear production that most often results from idiopathic lacrimal gland inflammation with secondary glandular atrophy."
Immune-mediated keratoconjunctivitis sicca in dogs: current perspectives on management
"Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) is a frequent canine ophthalmic disease, resulting from the deficiency of one or more elements in the precorneal tear film. There are different known causes of KCS in dogs, including congenital, metabolic, infectious, drug induced, neurogenic, radiation, iatrogenic, idiopathic, and immune mediated, though the last one is the most prevalent form in dogs."
Comparative Tests of the Canine Tear Film Using the I-TEAR® Test and the Schirmer Tear Test
I-TEAR® Test is a clinically valid assessment of the canine pre-corneal tear film.
A novel strip meniscometry method for measuring aqueous tear volume in dogs: Clinical correlations with the Schirmer tear and phenol red thread tests
"The strip meniscometry test (SMT) is a novel method for quantitative measurement of tear volume with only five seconds. We aimed to evaluate clinical correlations of SMT with the gold standard Schirmer tear test (STT) and phenol red thread test (PRT) in dogs, including normal and tear- deficient eyes."
Pug appeal: brachycephalic ocular health
"Ophthalmic disease is common in brachycephalic breeds as a consequence of selective breeding for the more extreme conformation. As a result of shallow orbits and prominent globes with poor corneal sensation, ulcerative keratitis is common in these breeds. Prompt diagnosis of a corneal ulcer and aggressive management is often required in order to preserve vision and prevent loss of an eye. Appropriate treatments are detailed including medical and surgical options. Surgery is commonly indicated to repair a cornea or preserve a globe, and eyelid conformation modifying surgery is frequently recommended to improve ocular health."
Role of rheology in tears and artificial tears
"The study of viscoelastic fluids as artificial tears dates back to the late 1970s. Healon, the first ophthalmic viscosurgical device, was approved in 1980, but studied extensively before then, exhibits very interesting shear-thinning properties that were found to be beneficial in both ophthalmic surgery and somewhat later as a tear replacement solution. Unlike the previous tear film replacements, which were mainly viscous in nature, viscoelastic solutions, particularly those based on hyaluronan, exhibited very interesting, potentially beneficial, rheological properties, especially when slightly altered to become elastoviscous. This review examines the rheological properties that are significant in artificial tear solutions. We define herein the necessary parameters that need to be further studied to design and formulate rheologically better artificial tears, which should provide enhanced efficacy compared with their predecessors."
Strip Meniscometry Correlates With Ocular Surface Tests and Symptoms
"Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the association of dry eye disease (DED)–related signs and symptoms with two tear function tests."
Why Chain Length of Hyaluronan in Eye Drops Matters
"The chain length of hyaluronan (HA) determines its physical as well as its physiological properties. Results of clinical research on HA eye drops are not comparable without this parameter. In this article methods for the assessment of the average molecular weight of HA in eye drops and a terminology for molecular weight ranges are proposed."
A Risk-Benefit Analysis of using Heparin to Coat Intraocular Lenses
"The benefits to patients receiving heparin-coated lenses as compared to the same models of uncoated lenses is now sufficiently well documented and substantial enough to indicate that all lenses implanted in the future should be heparin-coated in order to render them more biocompatible."
I-DROP® VET Handout
I-LID ’N LASH® VET Handout
I-TEAR® TEST Handout
I-DROP® VET GEL Summary
I-LID ’N LASH® VET Summary
Medicel ACCUJECT Backloaded IOL Injector
Instructions for Use
Intraocular Lenses Summary Sheet
Ophthalmic Viscoelastic Devices Summary Sheet
Signs of Dry Eye in Dogs
Summary for Pet Parents
Image of Glands Producing all Three Layers of the Tear Film
The lacrimal gland produces the aqueous layer, whereas the meibomian glands produce the lipid layer.
A Crosslinked HA-Based Hydrogel Ameliorates Dry Eye Symptoms in Dogs
"Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, commonly referred to as dry eye or KCS, can affect both humans and dogs. The standard of care in treating KCS typically includes daily administration of eye drops to either stimulate tear production or to hydrate and lubricate the corneal surface."
Qualitative and quantitative tear film abnormalities in dogs
"Tear film disorders in dogs can be classified into quantitative or qualitative abnormalities, or both, and are commonly observed in daily clinical practice. Inadequate production of one or more tear film components can lead to variable degrees of ocular disorders, called keratoconjunctivitis sicca. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca in dogs has several causes, but in most cases the disease is idiopathic, with T lymphocytes playing a role. In veterinary medicine, the diagnosis is made based on the results of the Schirmer tear test. In this article, we review aspects related to the etiopathogenesis and diagnosis of keratoconjunctivitis sicca in dogs and discuss new therapeutic modalities for this disease."
Reference values for selected dry eye tests in normal Beagle dogs: a pilot study
"Data obtained in this study provided normative references that could be useful for diagnosing DED and for further research into correlation between DETs in dogs with DED."
Comparison of strip meniscometry and Schirmer tear test results and tear film breakup time between healthy dogs and dogs with dry eye disease
"To compare strip meniscometry and Schirmer tear test 1 results and tear film breakup time between dogs with normal eyes and dogs diagnosed with keratoconjunctivitis sicca. Methods: One-hundred fifty-six eyes of 78 dogs, 88 normal eyes, and 68 eyes diagnosed with keratoconjunctivitis sicca were included in the study. The tests were performed in the following sequence: Schirmer tear test 1 was used to allocate the dogs to the normal or keratoconjunctivitis sicca group, followed by the strip meniscometry test and tear film breakup time measurement."