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Chapter content:
11.1 Administration of drugs to the eye
11.2 Control of microbial contamination
11.3 Anti-infective eye preparations
11.4 Corticosteroids and other anti-inflammatory preparations
11.5 Mydriatics and cycloplegics
11.6 Treatment of glaucoma
11.7 Local anaesthetics
11.8 Miscellaneous ophthalmic preparations
11.9 Contact lenses

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11.1 Administration of drugs to the eye

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11.2 Control of microbial contamination

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11.3 Anti-infective eye preparations

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11.3.1 Antibacterials

Cost Comparison:
Antibacterials

Chloramphenicol Eye drops 0.5%;
Eye ointment 1%
 
Pharmacist
  Drops LOW COST

Ointment
   

 - Minims
Eye drops 0.5%
      Minims

Fusidic acid Eye drops MR 1% (in gel basis - liquifies on contact with eye)  
Pharmacist
  Drops HIGH COST

Gentamicin

Eye drops 0.3%


Pharmacist
Drops

Ciprofloxacin

Eye drops 0.3%


Pharmacist
Drops

Ofloxacin Eye drops 0.3%        
 
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    Intracameral cefuroxime

Cefuroxime
 UNLICENSED
Intracameral 2mg/0.2ml  
Pharmacist
   
 
 
11.3.3 Antivirals

Aciclovir Eye ointment 3%  
Pharmacist
   

Trifluorothymidine

Eye drops 1%

   
 
 
 
 

 

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11.4 Corticosteroids and 
other anti-inflammatory preparations

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11.4.1 Corticosteroids

Cost Comparison:
Corticosteroids

Betamethasone Betnesol
Eye drops 0.1%
      Drops (Betamethaone)
        With neomycin

Betamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1%, neomycin sulphate 0.5% Betnesol-N
Eye (ear and nose) drops
      Drops (Betnesol-N)

Ointment (Betnesol-N)

Dexamethasone Intravetreal Implant  
HMMC for Diabetic Macular Oedema

Diabetic Macular Oedema Proforma

NICE TA349
 

Dexamethasone

Maxidex
(with hypromellose 0.5%)
Eye drops 0.1%

Drops (Maxidex)
     - Minims
Eye drops 0.1%
Minims
        With antibacterials


Dexamethasone 0.1%, neomycin 0.35%, polymyxin B sulphate 6,000units/ml (/g*)

Maxitrol
Eye drops
Eye ointment*

Drops (Maxitrol)



Ointment (Maxitrol)


Dexamethasone 0.05%, framycetin sulphate 0.5%, gramicidin 0.005%
 

Sofradex
Eye (or ear) drops

Drops (Sofradex)

Fluorometholone FML
Eye drops 0.1%
      Drops (FML)

Prednisolone Predsol
Eye (or eye) drops 0.5%;

Pred Forte
Eye drops 1%
 
      0.5% Drops (Predsol)


1% Drops (Pred Forte)

 

 

 - Minims
Eye drops 0.5%
      Minims

With neomycin

Prednisolone 0.5%, neomycin sulphate 0.5%
 
Predsol-N
Eye (or ear) drops
      Drops (Predsol-N)

Rimexolone

Vexol
Eye drops 1%


Pharmacist
Drops
 
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Intravitreal corticosteroids
Dexamethasone Ozurdex
Intravitreal implant, in disposable applicator, 700micrograms
 
HMMC
   

Fluocinolone acetonide

Iluvien
Intravitreal implant, in disposable applicator, 190micrograms



NICE Guidance

HMMC
 

11.4.2 Other anti-inflammatory preparations

Cost Comparison:
Other anti-inflammatories

Sodium cromoglicate Eye drops 2%       Drops

Olopatadine

Opatanol
Eye drops 1%


Pharmacist
Drops
 
 
 
 

 

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11.5 Mydriatics and cycloplegics

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Antimuscarinics

Cyclopentolate

Eye drops 0.5%, 1%

     - Minims
Eye drops 0.5%, 1%

Tropicamide

Eye drops 1%;

     - Minims
Eye drops 0.5%, 1%

Atropine Eye drops 1%;
Eye ointment 1%;
       
   

 - Minims
Eye drops 1%
       
 
 
Sympathomimetics

Phenylephrine Minims
Eye drops 2.5%, 10%
       
 
 
 
 
 

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11.6 Treatment of glaucoma

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Beta-blockers

Cost Comparison:
Beta-blockers

Timolol

Non-proprietary
Eye drops 0.25%, 0.5%;

Timoptol
Eye drops 0.25%, 0.5%
 


Pharmacist

Health Topics
Drops (non-proprietary)


Drops (Timoptol)
   

 - Unit-dose eye drops 0.25%, 0.5% Drops

 

Betaxolol Betoptic
Eye drops (solution) 0.5%;
Eye drops (suspension) MR 0.25%
 
Pharmacist

Health Topics
Drops


Drops (MR)
 
 
 

Prostaglandin analogues

Cost Comparison:
Prostaglandin analogues

Bimatoprost Lumigan
Eye drops 300mcg/ml
 
Pharmacist

Health Topics
Drops LOW COST

Bimatoprost and timolol Ganfort
Eye drops bimatoprost 300mcg/ml timolol 5mg/ml
 
Pharmacist

Health Topics
Drops LOW COST

Latanoprost

Xalatan
Eye drops 0.005%


Pharmacist

Health Topics

Drops
               LOW COST

Tafluprost

Saflutan

Unit dose eye drops 15micrograms/mL

Tafluprost contains disodium edentate as a preservative. Tafluprost may be used in patients whom have an allergy to the preservative benzalkonium chloride (found in most other eye drops). NDF Feb 2013
 
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Sympathomimetics (alpha-2 agonists)

Brimonidine Alphagan
Eye drops 0.2%
 
Pharmacist

Health Topics
 
 
 
Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and systemic drugs

Dorzolamide Trusopt
Eye drops 2%
   
Health Topics
 

Brinzolamide

Azopt
Eye drops 10mg/ml


Pharmacist

Health Topics

Brinzolamide and Timolol

Azarga
Eye drops brinzolamide 10mg/ml timolol 5mg/ml

 


Pharmacist

Health Topics

Acetazolamide Injection 500mg;
Tablets 250mg;
Capsules MR 250mg
 
Pharmacist

Health Topics
 
 
 
Miotics

Pilocarpine Eye drops 1%, 2%, 4%;

Minims

Eye drops 4%
 
Pharmacist

Health Topics
 
 
 
 
 

 

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11.7 Local anaesthetics

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Lignocaine (lidocaine) 4% and fluorescein 0.25% Minims
Eye drops 
       

Oxybuprocaine (Benoxinate)

Minims
Eye drops 0.4%


Proxymetacaine Minims
Eye drops 0.5%
       

Proxymetacaine 0.5% and fluorescein 0.25% Minims
Eye drops
       

Tetracaine

Minims
Eye drops 1%

 
 
 
 

 

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11.8 Miscellaneous ophthalmic preparations

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11.8.1 Tear deficiency, ocular lubricants, and astringents

Cost Comparison:
Tear deficiency, ocular lubricants, and astringents

Hypromellose Non-proprietary
Eye drops 0.3%;

Tears Naturale
(Dextran '70' 0.1%, hypromellose 0.3%)
Eye drops
 
Pharmacist
  Drops (Non-proprietary)


Drops (Tears Naturale)

Carbomers

Eye drops (Liquid gel) 0.2%


Pharmacist
Drops

Liquid paraffin

Lacri-Lube
Eye ointment 1%


Pharmacist
Drops

Yellow soft paraffin  Simple Eye Ointment  
Pharmacist
  Drops

Carmellose Celluvisc
Eye drops 0.5%, 1%
 
Pharmacist
  Drops

Acetylcysteine Ilube
(with hypromellose 0.35%)
Eye drops 5%
 
Pharmacist
  Drops

Polyvinyl alcohol

Sno Tears
Eye drops 1.4%

  Drops

Hyrdoxyethylcellulose

Minims Artificial Tears
Eye drops 0.44%

Drops
 
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Sodium chloride Balanced Salt Solution;
Eye drops 0.9%
       
     - Minims
Eye drops 0.9%
       
 
 
11.8.2 Ocular diagnostic and peri-operative preparations and photodynamic treatment
Ocular diagnostic preparations

Fluorescein Minims 2%        

Indocyanin green dye ICG-PULSION
Injection 25mg/ml
 
Pharmacist
   
Ocular peri-operative drugs

Acetylcholine Intra-ocular irrigation 20mg/2ml        
 

Apraclonidine

Iopidine
Eye drops 0.5%;
Eye drops (single use) 1%


Pharmacist

Health Topics

Ketorolac Eye drops 0.5%    
Pharmacist
   
Aflibercept
PbR Exclusion
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     HMMC Diabetic Macular Oedema

NICE Guidance
Macular oedema

Application form  Ranibizumab and Aflibercept for Diabetic Macular Oedema

HMMC Wet AMD

HMMC CRVO
                    
  NICE Guidance
Macular Degeneration
               
 
Ranibizumab (Lucentis)

Ranibizumab
NICE
May 2013

Pharmacist

HMMC CNV

 Application Form Ranibizumab and Aflibercept for Diabetic Macular Oedema

HMMC Diabetic Macular Oedema

HMMC Retinal Vein Occlusion

NICE
Nov 2013

Ocriplasmin  
HMMC

NICE Guidance
   
 

 

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11.9 Contact lenses

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Total Care Daily cleaner (30ml);
Lens solution (120ml)
       
 
 
 
 
 

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