Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS) or dry eye syndrome is a common condition in dogs and is a challenge to treat. The use of Wu Ling San alone or combine with other formulas provide another alternative to treat KCS. Wu Ling San consist of five ingredients. In Shang Han Lun, Wu Ling San is used to treat when drinking too much water but the spleen can’t distribute it causing water accumulation. This leads to disturbance of bladder’s qi transformation follows with urine retention. Wu Ling San warm yang and transform Qi, drain water and harmonize surface. Wu Ling San can treat intense thirst with up surge of body fluid at the same time this formula should be able to produce fluid in the eyes.
To evaluate the possibility of Wu Ling San to treat KCS.
A KCS case was selected to follow the effectiveness of Wu Ling San treatment.
A 10-year-old male Cocker Spaniel was presented for thick green-yellow ocular discharge and KCS was diagnosed. The dog previously was treated for glaucoma. His eyes were still inflamed, swollen, and having cataract. The tongue was red and pulses were thin and fast. Wu Ling San 1 tablet twice daily was given for 1 month. After 1 month the owner reported the KCS was resolved completely. The owner stopped medication for few months but recurred mush milder. Wu Ling San was prescribed again and ask to maintain on the medicine.
Wu Ling San can be used to treat KCS.