NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Prescribing
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11 Eye

11.3 Anti-infective eye preparations

11.3.1 Antibacterials

Preferred list
CHLORAMPHENICOL

Prescribing Notes:

Available as 0.5% drops (which must be stored in a fridge), and 1% eye ointment.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/5374.htm

GENTAMICIN

Prescribing Notes:

Available as 0.3% eye drops.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/5386.htm

Total Formulary
FRAMYCETIN

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/5429.htm#_5429

OFLOXACIN

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/5399.htm

PROPAMADINE ISETIONATE (BROLENE)

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation for use only in the treatment of acanthanamoeba keratitis.

BNF Link: http://bnf.org/bnf/bnf/current/5404.htm

CEFUROXIME (intracameral injection)
FUSIDIC ACID

Prescribing Notes:

Available as modified-release 1% viscous eye drops. Fusidic acid should only be used for staphylococcal infections such as blepharitis, not bacterial conjunctivitis.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/5384.htm

11.3.2 Antifungals

11.3.3 Antivirals

Preferred list
ACICLOVIR (EYE OINTMENT)

Prescribing Notes:

Available as 3% eye ointment.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/5412.htm