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 Formulary Chapter 11: Eye - Full Chapter
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.

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Apraclonidine (Iopidine)
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Available as 

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  • 1% drops
 
   
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Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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CD
Controlled Drug
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NHSE
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Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Blue

For routine prescribing in primary and secondary care.   

Green

Initiated (if clinically urgent) or advised (if non-urgent) by specialist in secondary care, prescribing can be continued in primary care.   

Amber

Shared care  

Red Hospital

Hospital only  

Double Red

There should be no prescribing of these drugs  

Mixed

The traffic light of the drug is dependant on the indication. Please see individual drug entry for details  

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