Optometrists' Formulary

Optometrists' Formulary - Community Optometry Service

Primary Eyecare (Shropshire & Staffordshire) Ltd ("the Company") has been established to specifically act as the lead for a network of local optical practices ("subcontractors") dedicated to deliver excellent eye care in the local community.

This is the Company's optometrists' formulary for the Community Optometry Service consisting of prescribing information for drugs relevant to this service:

Drug Name Legal Classification Available Preparation Drug Type Drug Classification
Fluorescein Sodium P Various Ocular Diagnostic Preparation Diagnostic stain
Tropicamide Hydrochloride POM Various Mydriatic and Cycloplegic Anti-muscarinic
Cyclopentolate Hydrochloride POM Various Mydriatic and Cycloplegic Anti-muscarinic
Phenylephrine Hydrochloride P Various Mydriatic and Cycloplegic Sympathomimetic
Tetracaine Hydrochloride (Amethocaine) POM Single Use (preservative free) Local Anaesthetic Ester-type local anaesthetic
Lidocaine Hydrochloride (Lignocaine) POM Single Use (preservative free) Local Anaesthetic Amide-type local anaesthetic
Oxybuprocaine hydrochloride (Benoxinate) POM Single Use (preservative free) Local Anaesthetic Ester-type local anaesthetic
Proxymetacaine hydrochloride POM Single Use (preservative free) Local Anaesthetic Ester-type local anaesthetic
Chloramphenicol P and POM (P for Bacterial Conjunctivitis Only)

Various:
-Eye Drops
-Eye Ointments

Anti -infective Anti-Bacterial
Fusidic Acid POM Viscous Gel Anti -infective Anti-Bacterial
Hypromellose P/CE Various Artificial Tears/Ocular Lubricants Artificial Tears
Carbomer 980 P/CE

Various Gels

Artificial Tears/Ocular Lubricants Artificial Tears
Liquid Paraffin P

Lacri-Lube: eye Ointment

Artificial Tears/Ocular Lubricants

Artificial Tears
Antazoline and Xylometazoline (Otrivine-antistin) P Otrivine – Antistine: eye drops Anti-inflammatory Anti-histamine
Sodium Cromoglicate

P and POM
[GSL for hayfever] 

Various Anti-inflammatory Mast Cell Stabiliser
Sodium Hyaluronate CE Various Including preservative free (Multidose and single use) Artificial Tears/Ocular Lubricants Artificial Tears

 

Other drugs available to optometrists can be seen in the most recent College of Optometrists formulary – which also outlines which of these are available to optometrists to use and or supply dependent on if they have any additional qualifications.

Review date: January 2017