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 Formulary Chapter 11: Eye - Full Chapter
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Ophthalmology Products- Brand and Generic names

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11.01  Administration of drugs to the eye
11.02  Control of microbial contamination
11.03  Anti-infective eye preparations
11.03.01  Antibacterials
Cefuroxime
(ophthalmic, unlicensed )
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unlicensedunlicensed

5% Eye Drops

50mg Intra-cameral Injection

 
 
Chloramphenicol
(Ophthalmic)
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Green

Eye Drops 0.5%

Eye Ointment 1%

Minims 0.5%

 
 
Ciclosporin
(Hospital Only)
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Red

Eye Drops 0.1%

 
Link  NICE TATA369
 
Ciprofloxacin
(Ophthalmic)
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Green

Eye Drops 0.3%

 
 
Fusidic Acid
(Ophthalmic)
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Green

Eye Drops 1%

 
 
Gentamicin
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Eye Drops 0.3%

 
 
Gentamicin
(Ophthalmic, Unlicensed )
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Red

unlicensedunlicensed

1.5% Eye Drops

 
 
Moxifloxacin
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Amber

0.5% Eye Drops

 
 
Ofloxacin Eye drops
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Green

Eye Drops 0.3%

 
 
Polyhexamethylene biguanide
(Unlicensed )
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Green

unlicensedunlicensed

Eye Drops 0.02%

 
 
Propamidine
(Hospital Initiated )
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Red

Eye Drops 0.1%

 
 
11.03.02  Antifungals to top
Chlorhexidine
(unlicensed )
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Red

unlicensedunlicensed

0.02% Eye Drops

 
 
Voriconazole
(Unlicensed)
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Red

unlicensedunlicensed

1% Eye Drops

 
 
11.03.03  Antivirals
Aciclovir eye ointment 3% (Zovirax®)
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Green
 
 
Ganciclovir 0.15% ophthalmic gel (Virgan®)
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Green
 
 
11.04  Corticosteroids and other anti-inflammatory preparations
11.04.01  Corticosteroids
Betamethasone
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Eye Drops 0.1%

Eye Ointment 0.1%

 
 
Bethamethasone with Neomycin
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Green

Eye Drops

Eye Ointment

 
 
Dexamethasone
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Eye Drops

Amber Traffic Light  0.1 Single Dose Eye Drops Preservative Free

Red Traffic Light  700mcg Intravitreal Impant (as per NICE TA301)

 
 
Dexamethasone with Neomycin and Polymyxin B sulphate (Maxitrol®)
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Green

Eye Drops

Eye Ointment

 
 
Fluocinolone intravitreal implant (Iluvien®)
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Green
High Cost Medicine

As per NICE TA301

 
 
Fluorometholone (FML®)
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Green

Eye Drops 0.1%

 
 
Hydrocortisone
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Green

Eye Ointment 2.5%

 
 
Loteprednol
(Hospital Consultant Only )
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Red

Eye Drops 0.5%

 
 
Prednisolone eye drops
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Green

Eye Drops 0.5%

Eye Drops 1%

Minims 0.5%

 
 
Prednisolone eye drops
(Unlicensed)
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Red

unlicensedunlicensed

0.05% Eye Drops

0.1% Eye Drops

 
 
Prednisolone with Neomycin
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Green

Eye Drops

 
 
Rimexolone (Vexol®)
(Hospital Initiated )
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Eye Drops 1%

 
 
11.04.02  Other anti-inflammatory preparations
Antazoline 0.5% with Xylometazoline 0.05% (Otrivine-Antistin®)
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Green

Eye Drops

 
 
Bromfenac
(Hospital Only )
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Red

Eye Drops 0.09%

 
 
Ciclosporin
(Hospital Only )
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Red

Eye Drops 1% (As per NICE TA369)

 

 
 
Neodocromil (Rapitil®)
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Green

Sodium Eye Drops 2%

 
 
Nepafenac
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Amber

0.1% Eye Drops

 
 
Olopatadine (Opatanol®)
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Green

Eye Drops 0.1%

 
 
Sodium Cromoglicate
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Green

Eye Drops 2%

 
 
11.05  Mydriatics and cycloplegics to top
Phenylephrine
(Hospital Initiated)
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Red

Minims 2.5%

Minims 10%

 
 
Tropicamide 0.28 mg and Phenylephrine hydrochloride 5.4 mg (Mydriasert® )
(Hospital Only )
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Red
 
 
11.05  Antimuscarinics
Atropine
(eye)
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Green

Eye Drops 0.5%

Eye Drops 1%

Eye Ointment 1%

Minims 1%

 
 
Cyclopentolate
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Green

Eye Drops 0.5%

Eye Drops 1%

Minims 0.5%

Minims 1%

 
 
Homatropine
(Hospital Initiated Only )
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Red

Minims 2%

 
 
Tropicamide
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Eye Drops 0.5%

Eye Drop 1%

 

 
 
Tropicamide Minims
(Hospital Initiated Only )
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Minims 0.5%

Minims 1%

 
 
11.05  Sympathomimetics
11.06  Treatment of glaucoma
Balanced Salt Solution
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Red

Preservative Free 15ml

Preservative Free 500ml

 
 
Glycerin
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Red

50% Eye Drops unlicensedunlicensed

BP Syrup, licensed

 
 
Mannitol
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20% Infusion

 
 
11.06  Beta-blockers
Carteolol (Teoptic®)
(Hospital Initiated Only )
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Eye Drops 1%

Eye Drops 2% 

 
 
Timolol
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Eye Drops 0.25%

Eye Drops 0.5%

LA Eye Drops 0.25%

LA Eye Drops 0.5%

Single Dose Eye Drops 0.25%

Single Dose Eye Drops 0.5%

 
 
11.06  Prostaglandin analogues to top
Bimatoprost
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Eye Drops 100mcg/ml

Eye Drops 300mcg/ml UDVs for Preservative Sensitivity

 
 
Bimatoprost with Timolol
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Bimatoprost 300mcg/ml, Timolol 5mg/ml Eyr drops (UDVs for Preservative Sensitivity)

 
 
Latanoprost
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Eye Drops 50mcg/ml (UDVs for Preservative Sensitivity)

 
 
Latanoprost 0.005% with Timolol 0.5%
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Latanoprost 50mcg, Timolol 5mg/ml

 
 
Travoprost
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Eye Drops 40mcg/ml

 
 
Travoprost with Timolol
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Eye Drops Travoprost 40mcg/ml with Timolol 5mg/ml

 
 
11.06  Sympathomimetics
Brimonidine
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Eye Drops 0.2%

 
 
Brimonidine 0.2% with Timolol 0.5%
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Eye Drops Brimonidine 0.2% with Timolol 0.5%

 
 
11.06  Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and systemic drugs
Acetazolamide (Diamox®)
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250mg Tablets

250mg MR Capsules

Red Traffic Light 500mg Injection (Hospital Initiated)

 
 
Brinzolamide
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Eye Drops 1%

 
 
Brinzolamide 1% with Timolol 0.5%
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Green

Eye Drops Brinzolamide 1%, Timolol 5mg/ml

 
 
Brinzolamide 10mg/ml & brimonidine 2mg/ml (Simbrinza®)
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Green

Brinzolamide 10mg/ml & brimonidine 2mg/ml Eye Drops

 
 
Dorzolomide
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Eye Drops 2%

 
 
Dorzolomide 2% with Timolol 0.5%
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Dorzolomide 2%, Timolol 0.5% Eye Drops

 
 
11.06  Miotics
Pilocarpine
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Eye Drops 1%, 2%, 4%

Red Traffic Light  Minims 1%, 2%, 4% (Hospital Initiated)

Red Traffic Light  Ophthalmic Gel 4% (Hospital Initiated)

 
 
11.07  Local anaesthetics
Controlled Drug Cocaine
(Hospital Consultant Only )
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Eye Drops 4%, 10ml

 
 
Lidocaine hydrochloride 4%, Fluorescein Sodium 0.25%
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Green

Lidocaine hydrochloride 4%, Fluorescein Sodium 0.25% Minims

 
 
Oxybuprocaine
(Hospital Consultant Only )
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0.4% Minims

 
 
Proxymetacaine
(Hospital Consultant Only)
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Red

0.5% Minims

 
 
Proxymetacaine with Fluorescein Sodium
(Hospital Consultant Only)
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Red

Minims

 
 
Tetracaine
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Eye Drops 1%

 
 
11.08  Miscellaneous ophthalmic preparations to top
11.08.01  Tear deficiency, ocular lubricants, and astringents
Acetylcysteine 5% with Hypromellose 0.35%
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Green

Acetylcysteine 5% with Hypromellose 0.35% Eye Drops

 
 
Carbomers
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Green

980 Eye Drops

980 Single-dose units

 
 
Carmellose Sodium
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0.5% Single dose unit

1% Single dose unit

 
 
Carmellose Sodium
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Green

Single Dose Units 0.5%, 1%

 
 
Hydroxypropyl Guar (Systane®)
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Green

Ultra

Ultra UD

Balance

Gel

 
 
Hypromellose
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0.3% Eye Drops

0.5% Eye Drops

1% Eye Drops

 
 
Hypromellose 0.3% with Dextran 70 0.1%
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Hypromellose 0.3% with Dextran 70 0.1% Eye Drops

 
 
Polyvinyl Alchohol (SnoTears®)
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Green

Eye Drops 1.4%

 
 
Retinol Palimate, WSP, Light LP, LP & Wool Fat
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Green

Eye Ointment

 
 
Simple Eye Ointment
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Green
 
 
Sodium Chloride
(Balanced salt solution)
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Green

Eyes Drops 0.9%

Minims 0.9%

Red Traffic Light  Eye Drops 5% (Hospital initiated for at least 1st 3 months)

 
 
Sodium Hyaluronate
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Green

Syringe

0.4% Preservative Free Eye Drops Unit Dose

 
 
White Soft Paraffin 57.3%, Liquid Paraffin 42.5%
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Eye Ointment

 
 
11.08.02  Ocular diagnostic and peri-operative preparations and photodynamic treatment
Acetycholine 1%, Mannitol 3% Solution
(Hospital Consultant Only )
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Acetycholine 1%, Mannitol 3% Solution

 
 
Bolucizumab (Beovu®)
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Red

NICE TA672: Brolucizumab for treating wet age-related macular degeneration

 
 
Fibrin Sealant (Tisseel)
(Hospital Consultant Only)
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Red
 
 
Indocyanine Green Dye
(Hospital Consultant Only )
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Red
 
 
Mydricaine
(Hosptial Consultant Only )
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Red

No 1 Injection

No 2 Injection

 
 
Ocriplasmin
(Hospital Initiated Only )
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Red

2.5mg/ml Intravitreal Injection

 
 
Thymoxamine (Moxisylyte ®)
(Hospital Consultant Only )
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Red

Eye Drops

 
 
11.08.02  Ocular diagnostic preparations
Fluorescein
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Green

1% Minims

2% Minims

Red Traffic Light  20 Injections (Hospital Consultant Only)

 
 
11.08.02  Ocular peri-operative drugs
Acetylcholine Chloride (Miochol-E®)
(Hospital Consultant Only )
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Red

In 2ml Intraocular

 
 
Apraclonidine
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Green

Eye Drop 0.5%

Eye Drops 1% Single Dose Units

 
 
Diclofenac Sodium (Voltarol® Ophtha)
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Green

0.1% Single Dose Units

 
 
Ketorolac Trometamol
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Green

Eye Drops 0.5%

 
 
11.08.02  Subfoveal choroidal neovascularisation to top
Aflibercept
(Hospital Only )
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Red
High Cost Medicine

Injection

 
Link  NICE TA409: Aflibercept for treating visual impairment caused by macular oedema after branch retinal vein occlusion
 
Bevacizumab Intravitreal Syringe (Avastin®)
(unlicensed)
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Red

unlicensedunlicensed

5mg/0.2ml Intravitreal Syringe

 
 
Ranibizumab (Lucentis®)
(Hospital Consultant Only)
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Red
High Cost Medicine

Intravitreal Injection

 
 
Verteporfin (Visudyne®)
(Hospital Consultant Only )
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Red
High Cost Medicine

Injection

 
Link  NICE TA68: Photodynamic therapy for age related macular degeneration
 
11.08.02  Vitreomacular traction
11.09  Contact lenses
Disodium Edetate
(unlicensed)
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Red

unlicensedunlicensed

0.37% Solution 20ml

4% Solution 200ml

 
 
11.99.99.99  Miscellaneous
11.99.99.99  Antifungals
11.99.99.99  Cytotoxics / wound healing modulators to top
11.99.99.99  Fibrinolytic drugs
11.99.99.99  Glues - ocular
11.99.99.99  Immunosuppressants
11.99.99.99  Treatment of burns
11.99.99.99  Visco-elastics to top
11.99.99.99  Other
Polymyxin B/bacitracin Zinc (Polyfax )
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Green

Ointment

 
 
 ....
 Non Formulary Items
Gentamicin single use  (Minims® Gentamicin Sulphate)

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Metipranolol  (Minims® Metipranolol)

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note Notes
Section Title Section Title (top level)
Section Title Section Title (sub level)
First Choice Item First Choice item
Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
Display tracking information
click to search medicines.org.uk
Link to adult BNF
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Link to children's BNF
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Link to SPCs
SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Green

Green -Medicines suitable for routine use within primary care and Secondary care Can be initiated within primary care within their licensed indication, in accordance with nationally recognised formularies  

Amber

Amber- Medicines suitable to be prescribed in primary care after specialist /Consultant recommendation or initiation. A supporting prescribing guideline may be requested which must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust Medicines and Therapeutic Committee and approved by the Area Prescribing Committee.   

Red

Red-Hospital initiation and continuation only  

Amber Shared Care Protocol

AMBER SHARE CARE PROTOCOL- Medicines that should be initiated by a specialist and prescribed by primary care prescribers only under a shared care protocol, once the patient has been stabilised  

Blue

To be supplied from the appropriate commissioned provider.   

Green 2

GREEN 2- to be prescribed by primary care only   

Grey

GREY- NON FORMULARY (As agreed by Area Prescribing Committee)  

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