Effect of fucithalmic and sofinox eye drops on experimental allergic conjunctivitis in rats

Shakta Mani Satyam, Shalini Adiga, Bharti Chogtu, K. Laxminarayana Bairy, Rajadurai Pirasanthan, Rajdip Lalit Vaishnav

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Objective: To investigate the therapeutic effect of Fucithalmic 1%, Sofinox 0.5% and 1% eye drops against an IgE-mediated allergic conjunctivitis model in Wistar rats.

Methods: IgE-mediated allergic conjunctivitis was induced by ovalbumin antigen challenge. Allergic conjunctivitis induced control rats (Group I) received normal saline (0.9% NaCl; 10 μl/eye) whereas Fucithalmic 1% (Group II), Sofinox 0.5% (Group III) and 1% (Group IV) were administered as 10, 20 and 10 μl/eye respectively to the treatment group animals (n=6) for 15 days. Eye scratching behavior, hypothermia and edema was evaluated after topical antigen challenge.

Results: Sofinox 1% eye drops (10 μl/eye) significantly attenuated eye scratching behavior, hyperemia and edema in comparison with allergic conjunctivitis induced control (p < 0.001) and Fucithalmic 1% treated rats (p < 0.05). Eye scratching behavior and edema was also significantly decreased in Sofinox 0.5% eye drops (20 μl/eye) treatment group as compared to allergic conjunctivitis induced control rats (p < 0.05).

Conclusion: The present study revealed that the Sofinox eye drop is the potential agent that could offer a novel therapeutic opportunity against IgE-mediated allergic conjunctivitis in Wistar rats.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-460
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science


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