Infected Eye Ointment


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 the Optrex Infected Eye Ointment

Ensure your hands are clean and avoid contact with the open end of the tube.

Position the tip of the tube close to the eye. Gently pull the lower eyelid downwards and look up. Apply a strip of ointment approximately 1cm in length to the inside of the eyelid and blink several times to spread the ointment.

The ointment should be applied either at night if eye drops are used during the day, or 3 to 4 times a day if eye ointment is used alone. The pharmacist will advise on the most suitable treatment. Treatment should continue for 5 days even if symptoms improve. Discard 28 days after opening.

Active Ingredients

Chloramphenicol Ph Eur. 1% w/w

Optrex Infected Eye Ointment 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.

We recommend not wearing contact lenses while you have an eye infection, because this can aggravate the condition.

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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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