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 Formulary Chapter 11: Eye - Full Chapter
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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.

 

Self-care

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 https://www.england.nhs.uk/medicines/conditions-for-which-over-the-counter-items-should-not-routinely-be-prescribed/

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11.06  Expand sub section  Treatment of glaucoma
11.06  Expand sub section  Beta-blockers
11.06  Expand sub section  Prostaglandin analogues
Latanoprost 
(Drops)
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First Choice
Green
  • 50microgram/ml ophthalmic drops
  • Preservative free available if indicated as per BSW glaucoma guidance

 

 
Bimatoprost with Timolol

(Drops)
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Formulary
Green
  • 300micrograms and 5mg/ml combination ophthalmic drops

 

 
   
Latanoprost 0.005% with Timolol 0.5%

(Ophthalmic drops)
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Formulary
Green
  • Latanoprost 50micrograms, Timolol 5mg/ml
  • Note: Fixapost® preservative free included on formulary at SFT 
 
   
Travoprost 
(Drops)
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Formulary
Green
  • 40microgram ophthalmic drops

 

 
   
Travoprost with Timolol

(Drops)
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Formulary
Green
  • 40microgram with 5mg/ml Timolol ophthalmic drops
 
   
Bimatoprost 
(Drops)
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Formulary
Green
  • 100microgram/ml ophthalmic drops
  • 300microgram/ml preservative free single use eyedrops available where indicated as per BSW glaucoma guidance
 
   
11.06  Expand sub section  Sympathomimetics
11.06  Expand sub section  Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and systemic drugs to top
11.06  Expand sub section  Miotics
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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
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Link to adult 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
Blueteq
High Cost Drug Approval System

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Red

RED - Hospital only to be prescribed by a specialist and supplied from secondary care ONLY throughout treatment.  

Amber

Amber medicines are considered suitable for GP prescribing following specialist initiation or recommendation.  

Amber with Shared Care

Shared Care - these medicines require specialist initiation and stabilisation. Ongoing division of responsibility for drug and disease monitoring between specialist and GP by a Shared Care Guideline (SCG). If no SCG in place status reverts to red.  

Green

These medicines are appropriate for initiation in both primary and secondary care. Prescribing is appropriate within licensed or local recommendations.  

Self

Suitable for patient to be directed to buy themselves  

Grey

Not currently used. We intend to include this TLS in future to highlight where a decision to use this medicine is under review.   

Black

Not currently used. We intend to include this TLS in future to highlight where a decision has been made by either or both the local or national NHS not to routinely commission this preparation for its licensed indications. Do not prescribe.  

Red Specialist Centre

Not currently used. We intend to include this TLS in future to highlight where this medicine and indication is ONLY available through a Specialist Centre according to a NICE Highly Specialised Technology or NHSE Specialised Commission Circular / Policy.  

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