S-Space College of Veterinary Medicine (수의과대학) Dept. of Veterinary Medicine (수의학과) Theses (Master's Degree_수의학과)
Effect of preservative free tafluprost on intraocular pressure, pupil diameter, and anterior segment structures in normal canine eyes
정상 개의 안구에서 무보존제 tafluprost가 안압, 동공크기 및 전안부 구조물에 미치는 영향
- 수의과대학 수의학과
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- 학위논문 (석사)-- 서울대학교 대학원 : 수의학과 임상수의학 전공, 2016. 2. 서강문.
- The purpose of this study was to evaluate the changes in intraocular pressure (IOP), pupil diameter (PD), and anterior segment parameters using ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) after instillation of preservative-free (PF) tafluprost in normal dogs. Six beagle dogs were used. PF tafluprost was instilled in one randomly selected eye, and PF artificial tear was instilled in the other eye (control). IOP and PD were measured every 15 minutes for the first hour, every 2 hours for the next 17 hours, and at 24 hours and 36 hours post-instillation (PI). Anterior segment parameters including geometric iridocorneal angle (ICA), width of the entry of the ciliary cleft (CCW), width of the mid-part of the ciliary cleft, length of the ciliary cleft, area of the ciliary cleft, and depth of the anterior chamber were measured with UBM before and after PF tafluprost instillation. Compared with the control group, IOP was significantly lower from 4 hours PI to 24 hours PI and PD was significantly smaller from 30 minutes PI to 18 hours PI (P < 0.05). Among UBM parameters, ICA and CCW significantly decreased and increased after PF tafluprost instillation, respectively (P < 0.05). Other parameters showed no significant changes. Instillation of PF tafluprost lowered IOP and induced miosis in normal canine eyes. Alterations in ICA and CCW occurred simultaneously, which probably affected the outflow of aqueous humor. PF tafluprost could be considered an alternative prostaglandin analog in the treatment of canine glaucoma.