Infected Eye Drops


The products in the Optrex Infected Eyes Range are for the treatment of acute bacterial conjunctivitis (eye infections).

Click here for more information on this condition.

How can I treat an eye infection?

Treating with Optrex Infected Eye Drops and/or Ointment can help reduce the length of the infection and the severity of the symptoms caused by acute conjunctivitis.

Applying Optrex Infected Eye Drops

  • Only use the drops during waking hours.
  • Ensure your hands are clean and dry and the bottle's seal is intact. Gently squeeze 1 drop into the infected eye every 2 hours for the first 48 hours, and every 4 hours afterwards.
  • Keep treating your infected eye for five days, even if it starts to feel better. Don't use the drops for more than five days without consulting your doctor or pharmacist. If the symptoms don't improve within 48 hours, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. If symptoms worsen at any time, seek further medical advice immediately.
  • REMEMBER! Optrex Infected Eye Drops (Pharmacy only) needs to be kept in the fridge.
  • Store at 2°C to 8°C.
  • Discard after a 5 day course of treatment.

Active Ingredients

Chloramphenicol Ph Eur. 0.5% w/v
Optrex Infected Eye Drops is a pharmacy only medicine. Always read the label.

Using Drops and Ointment together:

The eye drops and ointment can both be used together to treat infections, but at different times of the day. For example, your pharmacist may recommend you use Chloramphenicol containing drops during the day and an ointment format at night.

If you are using drops during the day and the ointment at night, apply the ointment at night, before going to bed.

Do you wear contacts?

Do not wear contact lenses while you are using Optrex Infected Eyes Drops or Optrex Infected Eye Ointment.

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To find out more about what causes infected eyes and 
how to identify the symptoms click here

There are lots of things you can do to reduce the risk of infection and stop it spreading, as you'll find in our 
Avoiding Infection advice.

For advice about the suitability of Optrex Infected Eye Drops (Pharmacy only) or Ointment for you, please speak to your pharmacist. Always read the label.

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