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 Formulary Chapter 11: Eye - Full Chapter
11.03.01  Expand sub section  Antibacterials
Chloramphenicol eye drops 0.5%, eye ointment 1%

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Formulary Preservative-free eye drops available on request
   
Ciprofloxacin eye drops 0.3%

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Fusidic acid eye drops 1%

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Gentamicin drops 0.3% (eye)

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Formulary Preservative-free eye drops available on request (1.5% - see below)
   
Levofloxacin eye drops 0.5%

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Formulary Preservative-free eye drops available on request for patients with preservative allergies, ocular surface disease and atopy
   
Moxifloxacin 0.5% eye drops

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Red
Approved indication (off-label):
  • First line antibioitic in bacterial keratitis where a preservative free formulation is required
  • Hourly dosing may be required on initation (off-label)

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    Ofloxacin opthalmic solution 0.3%

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    Propamidine isetionate eye drops 0.1%

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    Tobramycin eye drops 0.3%

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    Restricted Drug Restricted
    Red
    Reserved for severe corneal infections with sensitivity to aminoglycosides where an alternative less toxic agent than gentamicin is required
       
    Amikacin 0.4 mg intravitreal injection

    Restricted Drug Unlicensed
    Red
    Endophthalmitis in beta-lactam allergic patients
       
    Ceftazidime eye drops 5%

    Restricted Drug Unlicensed
       
    Ceftazidime 2mg intravitreal injeciton

    Restricted Drug Unlicensed
    Red
    Endophthalmitis
       
    Cefuroxime 1mg intracameral injeciton

    Restricted Drug Unlicensed
    Red
    Antimicrobial prophylaxis of postoperative endophthalmitis after cataract surgery
       
    Cefuroxime eye drops 5%

    Restricted Drug Unlicensed
       
    Gentamicin Forte PF eye drops 1.5%

    Restricted Drug Unlicensed
    Red
       
    Penicillin eye drops 0.3%

    Restricted Drug Unlicensed
       
    Vancomycin 2mg intravitreal injection

    Restricted Drug Unlicensed
    Red
    Endophthalmitis
       
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    Status Description
      Red   Specialist Prescribing only. The responsibility for prescribing, monitoring, dose adjustment and review should remain with the specialist. In very exceptional circumstances a specialist may discuss individual patient need for a RED drug to be prescribed by a GP and the GP should consider informing the Medicines Management team before a decision is made to prescribe for individual patients.   
      Amber 1   Treatment can be initiated in primary care after a recommendation from an appropriate specialist  
      Amber 2   Specialist initiation followed by maintenance prescribing in primary care  
      Amber 3   Specialist initiation with ongoing monitoring required. After dose stabilisation GPs can be requested to take over prescribing responsibilities using the approved APC shared care documentation  
      Green   Specialist and non-specialist initiation  
      Grey   Not recommended for prescribing  

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