This article discusses the aetiology and demographics of acute and sub acute infections of the conjunctiva and peripheral cornea as caused by bacteria, including those associated with contact lens wear. The rather complex legislation relevant to access and use of topical ocular anti-infectives and antibiotics, extending to additional supply (AS) and independent prescriber (IP) levels, will be reviewed. Specific consideration of product ingredients and their expected pharmacokinetics will be covered, leading to an outline of the indicated uses by optometrists including follow-up guidelines.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2010|
- eye infections
- vision sciences