QUINAX eye drops

  1. I have a 12 year old Lhassa-poo that is starting to develop cataracts. My vet suggested these drops. She said that they won't decrease the cataracts but will keep them from getting worse. They need to be used morning and night for the rest of Samui's life.

    Wondering if any of you have tried this. It is a "human" eye drop made by Alcon Labs.

  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   emmy
    I found this on this site http://www.itmonline.org/arts/cataracts.htm
    but I couldn't find anything related to it's use on dogs.

    A Swiss product called Quinax (dihydroazapentacen or azapentacene polysulfonate) is used as a treatment for cataracts. According to one research report from Poland (7): "An observation of (on average) 5 years duration showed that systematic application of the drug prevents the development of early senile cataract and distinctly slows down the progress of the condition in the group of patients without the risk factors. Non systematic application of the compound also slows down the progress of the condition in the group of early cataract. The drug was ineffective in patients with an advanced diabetic cataract."
  4. by   suzanne4
    Thank you so much...................I actually was given human eye drops for my dog. My vet said that she has had very good results with this, and if it can save Samui's sight then I am all for it. Already started using it..............