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NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
 Formulary Chapter 11: Eye - Full Section

Ophthalmology-related Prescribing Guidance

Please see our Prescribing Guidelines page for all prescribing guidance relating to this chapter.

Ophthalmology-related Shared Care Agreements

There are no shared care agreements (SCAs) relating to this chapter.



Many of the products in this chapter are available for purchase over-the-counter, and patients are encouraged to self-care, with the support of their community pharmacist, in the first instance.

For further information on self-care & the NHS, please refer to

Numbers in brackets indicate counts of (Formulary items, Non Formulary items)
11.01 Administration of drugs to the eye (0,1)
11.02 Control of microbial contamination (0,0)
11.03 Anti-infective eye preparations (0,0)
11.03.01 Antibacterials (17,6)
11.03.02 Antifungals (1,2)
11.03.03 Antivirals (1,3)
11.04 Corticosteroids and other anti-inflammatory preparations (0,1)
11.04.01 Corticosteroids (13,1)
11.04.02 Other anti-inflammatory preparations (5,6)
11.05 Mydriatics and cycloplegics (0,0)
Antimuscarinics (4,1)
Sympathomimetics (2,0)
11.06 Treatment of glaucoma (0,1)
Beta-blockers (3,3)
Prostaglandin analogues (6,0)
Sympathomimetics (1,1)
Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and systemic drugs (7,0)
Miotics (1,0)
11.07 Local anaesthetics (4,1)
11.08 Miscellaneous ophthalmic preparations (0,2)
11.08.01 Tear deficiency, ocular lubricants, and astringents (20,13)
11.08.02 Ocular diagnostic and peri-operative preparations and photodynamic treatment (11,0)
Subfoveal choroidal neovascularisation (3,2)
11.09 Contact lenses (0,6) Miscellaneous (2,0)