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 Formulary Chapter 11: Eye - Full Section
Notes:

Joint guidance

Number of drops per bottle

Bottle size Approximate number of drops contained
2.5ml 50 drops
5ml 100 drops
10ml 200 drops

Prescribing

Unless specifically stated on the fomrulary, all medicines should be prescribed generically irrespective of brands that may be avaiable.

Adminstration aids

If patient has difficulty administering eye drops, consider co-prescribing an Opticare eye drop dispenser

Supplements

Unlicensed food supplements such as I-Caps®; etc. for age related macular degeneration should not be prescribed on the NHS.

Numbers in brackets indicate counts of (Formulary items, Non Formulary items)
Eye irrigation (0,0)
11.03 Anti-infective eye preparations (0,0)
11.03.01 Antibacterials (10,9)
11.03.02 Antifungals (5,2)
11.03.03 Antivirals (2,3)
11.04 Corticosteroids and other anti-inflammatory preparations (0,0)
11.04.01 Corticosteroids (10,5)
11.04.02 Other anti-inflammatory preparations (5,6)
11.05 Mydriatics and cycloplegics (0,0)
Antimuscarinics (2,1)
Sympathomimetics (0,1)
11.06 Treatment of glaucoma (0,0)
Beta-blockers (3,4)
Prostaglandin analogues (4,1)
Sympathomimetics (1,1)
Combination products (8,0)
Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and systemic drugs (3,0)
Miotics (1,1)
11.07 Local anaesthetics (0,2)
11.08 Miscellaneous ophthalmic preparations (0,1)
11.08.01 Tear deficiency, ocular lubricants, and astringents (13,7)
11.08.02 Ocular diagnostic and peri-operative preparations and photodynamic treatment (0,0)
Ocular diagnostic preparations (0,2)
Ocular peri-operative drugs (0,2)
Subfoveal choroidal neovascularisation (1,2)
Vitreomacular traction (0,0)
11.08.03 Reduction of elevated intra-ocular pressure (0,0)
11.09 Contact lenses (0,7)
11.10 Eye Procedures (0,0)
Mydriatics and cycloplegics antimuscarinics (1,0)
Diagnostic agents (2,0)
Sympathomimetics (1,0)
Blepherospasm (0,0)
Eye irrigation (0,0)
11.11 Pre-,Peri- and Post-Operative Ocular Drugs (1,0)
Local anaesthetics (5,0)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (4,0)
Corticosteroid (0,0)
Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor (1,0)
Antibiotics (1,0)
Antiseptics and disinfectants (1,0)
Miotics (1,0)
Alpha2-adrenoceptor agonist (1,0)
Tissue plasminogen activator (1,0)
Chelating agent (1,0)
Antibiotics for treating Endophthalmitis (3,0)
For corneal biopsies (anti-acanthamoeba agents) (2,0)
Gas tamponades (3,0)
Vitreoretinal tamponades (2,0)
Corneal treatments (4,0)
Occular dyes (2,0)
Others (5,0)
11.99.99.99 Miscellaneous (1,0)
Antifungals (0,0)
Cytotoxics / wound healing modulators (5,0)
Fibrinolytic drugs (0,0)
Glues - ocular (0,1)
Immunosuppressants (2,0)
Treatment of burns (2,0)
Visco-elastics (0,2)
Other (0,2)
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