Reaction to Ofloxacin.

Prescribed 0.3% Ofloxacin for mild corneal abrasion caused by metal tweezers. After 1 day of using drops, Px felt very nauseous and tired. Ceased taking and used ‘Golden eye ointment’ on GP advice. Nausea cleared next day. On return  one week later, eye lesion cleared. Any thoughts on Ofloxacin eye  drops causing this systemic effect?- No previous … Continue reading "Reaction to Ofloxacin."

Formulary compliance

In our region, the NHS pharmacy team are getting a bit more militant about formulary compliance. The most relevant area of primary care prescribing for optoms is for ocular lubricants. We all supply or recommend (or even prescribe!) lubricants from time to time. The problem seems to occur when optoms supply the fancy bottle lubricants … Continue reading "Formulary compliance"

steroids increasing IOPs

Hi All –  Just thought I’d pick your brains on when you deem it necessary to introduce Oc.Hypotensive tx if the pressures have gone up using steroids.  e.g.. prior to tx iops 13/14 and post tx 19/20  – does this require lowering?  I’m still grey in this area, but would appreciate anyones experiences. on the whole … Continue reading "steroids increasing IOPs"

Predforte availability

Apparently 5ml Predforte is unavailable. 10ml is still available but this expected to be depleted soon. Might be advisable to call pharmacist in advance to check as I did this morning – someone at IP Conference yesterday told me about this. Is there a generic version available or are we stuck with Maxidex for the … Continue reading "Predforte availability"