For the treatment of acute bacterial conjunctivitis
The most common type of infection in this area is called acute bacterial conjunctivitis. When you have acute bacterial conjunctivitis the white part of one or both of your eyes will be red and /or your eyelids will be red or swollen. There will be a sticky discharge, which can make the eye difficult to open in the morning and the eye may feel 'gritty' or 'irritated'.
Chloramphenicol eye ointment is not suitable for treating eye infections that have spread to the deeper layers of the eye coverings or into the fluid within the eyeball. Antibiotic tablets or injections are needed to treat these deeper and more serious infections.
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Optrex Bacterial conjunctivitis 1% w/w eye ointment- For the treatment of acute bacterial conjunctivitis in adults and children aged 2 years and over. Contains chloramphenicol 1% w/w. Always read the label.
Chloramphenicol Ph Eur. 1% w/w
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.
Do not wear contact lenses while you are using Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1%w/w Eye Ointment.
We recommend not wearing contact lenses while you have an eye infection, because this can aggravate the condition.
For advice about the suitability of Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1%w/w Eye Ointment (Pharmacy only) for you, please speak to your pharmacist. Always read the label.
Product Code: 5011417566411