Optrex Infected Eye Drops 0.5 %

£6.85

Optrex infected eye ointment is used to treat acute bacterial conjunctivits.

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What are Optrex infected eye drops  used for?

Do you have an eye infection? Optrex drops for infected eyes is used to treat acute bacterial conjunctivits.

The conjuctiva lines the inner surface of the eyelid and also covers the white part of the eye. An infection can cause swelling of the conjuctiva and is treated with Optrex ointment for infected eyes

What causes eye infections?

There are three causes of eye infections. Firstly bacteria can invade any part of the eye. Secondly, viruses can also infect the cornea and inner eyelid. Finally fungi can get established in the moist part of the eye. See your doctor if you suspect an eye infection. He will need to diagnose which type of infection you have.

Pink eye or conjunctivitis is contagious. It is spread easily. Often in day care centers where children interact.

Additionally, fungal keratitis is a fungal infection and It has been linked to contact lens solution.

Symptoms include red eyes. Secondly you may have eye discharge and watery eyes. You may experience eye pain.

How do you use Optrex drops for infected eyes ?

Adults and children over 2 years of age – 1 drop 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. Contact lenses should not be worn for the duration of the treatment. If symptoms do not improve within 48 hours talk to your doctor. Seek further immediate medical advice at any time if symptoms worsen.

See our other eye care products and more information on conjunctivitis

Side Effects

Transient burning or stinging sensations may occur. More serious side effects include bone marrow depression and rarely aplastic anaemia, angioneurotic oedema, anaphylaxis, urticaria, fever, vesicular and maculopapular dermatitis have been reported and are causes for discontinuation.

Further Information

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