Ointments for Cat Eye Infection Treatment

A cat eye infection is a condition that requires treatment so that sight issues do not arise in your cat. Infections of the eye, whether minor or severe, can damage critical mechanisms of the eye; such as the retina and the ocular nerve. If these mechanisms become damaged, it can lead to partial or complete loss of sight; thus it is important that treatments of cat eye infections are thorough and prompt.

Most cat eye infections will be treated with an antibiotic ointment that can be used directly in the eye. Which antibiotic that is used will depend on the cause of the infection and which type of susceptible bacteria is present. It is important to note that very few antibiotic ointments can be purchased over the counter and that most all ointments must be prescribed by a licensed professional.

B.N.P Triple Antibiotic Ophthalmic Ointment

This ointment contains Bacitracin, Neomycin and Polymyxin. Neomycin and Polymyxin are the anti-bacterial agents in this medication; while Bacitracin works to eliminate the bacteria as well as reduce the swelling of the eye.

B.N.P Triple Antibiotic is typically given between two and four times a day. It can be used more as needed, but usage should be limited to the recommendations to determine if a stronger antibiotic ointment is needed.

Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic Suspension

Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic is most commonly prescribed for treatment of conjunctivitis infections of the eye and associated swelling. There are three main ingredients in this medication which are used to treat infection: Neomycin, Polymyxin and Dexamethasone.

Neomycin and Polymyxin are affected at killing bacteria in the eye which has caused infection. Dexamethasone is used to reduce the swelling and inflammation that can be caused by such infections. It can be administered as an ointment or in the form of eye drops. It is typically given two to three times per day and, although side effects are not usually encountered, they can include irritation and itching of the eyes.

Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic 1% Suspension

This medication is usually prescribed when a condition of conjunctivitis has reached a more serious level and the cornea of the eye has been affected. It contains a steroid agent which is used to help treat the eye when the infection has been caused by severe trauma or when the eyes have recently been operated on.

Prednisolone Acetate is usually given once or twice daily and its effectiveness should be monitored by a licensed professional.

Terramycin Antibiotic Ophthalmic Ointment

Terramycin is one of the very few antibiotic ointments which can be purchased over the counter. It can typically be used to treat very mild conjunctivitis infections of the eye. Its main ingredients are Oxytetracycline and Polymyxin. Oxytetracycline is an anti-inflammatory agent which reduces associated swelling of the eyes. Polymyxin is an antibiotic agent used to kill of susceptible bacteria.

Terramycin is usually given two to four times per day or as needed. Because it can be purchased over the counter, the cost is relatively low and an excellent treatment option for infections that are not serious enough to require a prescription.