Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1% Eye Infection Ointment 4g
- Treats Acute Bacterial Conjunctivitis
- 5 Day Course Of Treatment
- Active Ingredient: Chloramphenicol
- Buy With Confidence From UK Registered Pharmacy
- Includes Free Prescription
Eye infections (or acute bacterial conjunctivitis) affect the outer surface of the eye, with common symptoms being eyes that are: watery, swollen, painful, red, or have discharge or blurred vision. These symptoms can be uncomfortable and get in the way of your daily activities. Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis Eye Infection Ointment has been specifically developed to treat eye infections. It contains the active ingredient chloramphenicol, which is an antibiotic that targets the infection whilst soothing and cleansing the eyes. Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis Eye Infection Ointment should improve your conjunctivitis eye infection within 2 days, with your symptoms completely cleared soon after, leaving your eyes feeling much more comfortable.
What is Bacterial Conjunctivitis Eye Infection Ointment used for?
Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis Eye Infection Ointment is used to treat bacterial infections that affect the outer surface of thee eye.
What are eye infections?
Eye infectious are caused by harmful microorganisms, bacteria ,fungi and viruses. These can infect part of the eyeball or surrounding area. Your cornea, the moist membrane that lines the outer eye, can also get infected.The conjunctiva is a thin layer of tissue that covers the entire front of the eye. Antibacterial ointment can ease the symptoms of eye infections.
Regular eye tests at an optician can spot other possible eye conditions. For example, diabetes can cause retina damage. Also glaucoma can damage the optic nerve, due to the pressure of fluid inside your eye. Glaucoma can manifest as sudden eye pain or blurred vision. A simple eye exam can detect several other conditions. your general health can also affect your eyes. In addition, exercise and limit your caffeine intake. Finally, keep hydrated.
How to spot an eye infection.
You may have any of the following symptoms: Red eyes, pain,eye discharge,watery eyes, swollen eyes or blurry vision. You should not diagnose yourself but seek advise from a doctor or pharmacist.
Adults, children aged 2 years and over and elderly
One drop instilled into the infected eye every 2 hours for the first 48 hours and 4 hourly thereafter. To be used during waking hours only. The course of treatment is 5 days.
Treatment with Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis Eye Infection Ointment should continue for 5 days even if symptoms improve.
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Transient burning or stinging sensations may occur with the use of chloramphenicol eye drops. Serious side effects include hypersensitivity reactions that may manifest as angioneurotic oedema, anaphylaxis, urticaria, fever, and vesicular and maculopapular dermatitis. Treatment must be discontinued immediately in such cases.
Bone marrow depression, including the idiosyncratic type of irreversible and fatal aplastic anaemia that is recognised to occur with systemic therapy, has been reported in association with topical administration of chloramphenico
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