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

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. 

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

OFLOXACIN

Restrictions:

Restricted to specialist initiation.

Prescribing Notes:

Due to the risk of severe, disabling and potentially permanent adverse events, new restrictions apply to the prescribing of fluoroquinolones. Please see the MHRA advice (November 2018) and additional MHRA advice (March 2019) for more details.

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

11.3.2 Antifungals

11.3.3 Antivirals

Preferred list
GANCICLOVIR (eye gel)

Prescribing Notes:

Available as a 0.15% w/w eye gel for the treatment of acute herpetic keratitis.

BNF Link: https://doi.org/10.18578/BNF.868578234