Golden Eye Antibiotic Ointment
- For treatment of acute bacterial conjunctivitis
- Contains Chloramphenicol
- Helps to ease Redness, Itching, and pus from your eyes
NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you.
Golden Eye Antibiotic Ointment
You can buy Golden Eye Ointment online from our UK registered online pharmacy. Please read the associated information about this medication to make sure it's safe for you. You can then place your order. After completing any associated assessment form, our pharmacists can then review your order and, if approved, dispatch to your chosen address. If for any reason your order is not approved, a full refund is issued.
About Golden Eye Ointment
Golden Eye Ointment contains the active ingredient chloramphenicol 1%, which helps kill off certain bacterial infections that can affect the eye. Most commonly this is a condition called bacterial conjunctivitis. Golden Eye Ointment is for use in children aged 2 years and over, adults and the elderly. Any child under 2 years of age with an eye infection should be taken to see a doctor.
The organisms that commonly cause bacterial conjunctivitis are called ‘Staphylococcus’ and ‘Haemophilus influenza’. Symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis include red, itchy eyes which often produce a sticky discharge and they may also feel irritated or ‘gritty’. This sticky discharge is usually most noticeable in the morning after a nights sleep, and can often result in your eyes being 'stuck together'. You can release your eyes by bathing them in warm water.
- Wash hands thoroughly if you touch your eye
- Avoid sharing pillows or towels
- Cold compresses may help with soothing the infected eye
Other treatments for eye infections are available at Simple Online Pharmacy. These include:
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How does Golden Eye treat bacterial conjunctivitis?
The active ingredient chloramphenicol in Golden Eye Ointment is an antibiotic that kills the bacteria associated with bacterial conjunctivitis from the surface of the eye and also helps to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms.
Can I use Golden Eye if I wear contacts?
No. We advise you do not to wear contact lenses while using Golden Eye Ointment and also for the 24 hour period after the treatment has been completed.
Can I use Golden Eye if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
It is recommended that if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should speak to your Doctor before using the medication as it may not be suitable during this time and your Doctor may be able to offer an alternative treatment.
Can I use Golden Eye if I am on any other medication?
If you do currently take any medication (herbal, prescription or non-prescription) it is advised that you consult your own Doctor before using this ointment.
Can I drive after applying Golden Eye?
When Golden Eye is first applied it may leave you with blurred vision for a period of time, during this time it is advised not to drive or operate any machinery until you know the effects have passed.
How do I use Golden Eye ointment?
Before starting to use the ointment you should wash and dry your hands thoroughly.
- Place the tube close to your eye
- Use your free hand to gently lower your eyelid and look to the ceiling
- Squeezing gently allow 1cm of the ointment to drop into the gap between your eye and eyelid
- Close your eyes to allow the ointment to move around in your eyes
- Repeat for 5 days
Side effects of Golden Eye Antibiotic Ointment
As with any medicines, side effects are possible when using this treatment. Read the information leaflet for a full list of side effects. Some of the more common side effects associated with Golden Eye ointment are;
- Allergic reactions. If you get a severe allergic reaction, seek medical help straight away.
- Bruising easily. Stop using the treatment and consult your doctor if you experience this.
- Blurred vision or mild burning or stinging upon application.
Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.
Directions of use for Golden Eye Ointment
- Ensure you wash and dry hands thoroughly before use
- Ensure the tube’s nozzle does not touch the eye, the skin around the eye or fingers.
- Position the tube’s nozzle near the eye and very gently pull the lower eyelid downwards and look up.
- By squeezing the tube gently, apply roughly 1cm of ointment to the area between the lower eyelid and eye, then close the eye for a brief moment.
- The above steps can be repeated if both eyes are infected.
- Be sure to place the cap back firmly.
Approximately 1cm ( a small amount) of the ointment should be applied 3-4 times daily.
If drops are being used during the day, the ointment can be applied once at night just before going to sleep.
Length of Treatment
5 days is the treatment course for bacterial conjunctivitis. Ensure Golden Eye is being used for the full course of treatment and do not stop using it if your symptoms improve as this does not mean the infection has fully cleared and could make the condition worse. Seek medical advice from your doctor if your symptoms do not improve within 48 hours and if your symptoms worsen seek medical advice at once. Golden Eye Ointment should not be used for more than 5 days without consulting your doctor and any remaining Golden Eye Ointment should be thrown away after the 5 days and should not be kept for future use.
Warnings for Golden Eye Ointment
Golden Eye Ointment is for external use and should only be used for the eye(s).
Whilst you are applying the Golden Eye, ensure you do not:
- Breathe on or touch the nozzle of the tube
- Share your eye ointment with anyone else
Do not use Golden Eye Ointment if the individual:
- Is under the age of 2 years old
- Is allergic to chloramphenicol or any of the ingredients within Golden Eye Ointment
- has had blood problems (particularly decreased number of blood cells) during last treatment with chloramphenicol (the active ingredient of Golden Eye)
- has a family history of blood conditions (for example, low white blood cell counts, low red blood cell counts, or low platelet counts)
Do not use Golden Eye Ointment and see your doctor if any of the following apply:
- Eyesight has been affected (sight loss, vision reduction, blurred vision or halos around lights)
- Eye pain
- Suffered a blow to the eye or any kind of eye injury
- Inflammation of eye and a rash on face or scalp
- Eye pupil is looking unusual or eye appears cloudy
- Sensitivity to light
- If you believe there may be a foreign body in the eye (which has not been removed)
- Had a recent eye infection
- Had or have glaucoma or dry eye syndrome
- Contact lenses wearer (if advised to use Golden Eye by optometrist or doctor, do not wear your lenses during the course of treatment.Soft contact lenses should not be used for 24 hours after treatment completion.)
- If using any other eye drops or eye ointment
- Had eye surgery or laser treatment in the last 6 months
Other medicines and Golden Eye Antibiotic Ointment
Before starting any new medication, you should seek medical advice from a healthcare professional if you take any other medication (this includes any herbal, non-prescription and prescription medication.)
Before using Golden Eye ointment, we suggest that you seek advice from your doctor if you take any of the following:
- bone marrow depressant medication (these decrease bone marrow activity, resulting in low blood cell counts) for example ‘Azathioprine’
- Receiving chemotherapy
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before using Golden Eye Ointment.
Driving and using machines
Temporary blurred vision may occur after using Golden Eye Ointment. Do not drive or operate machinery until your vision clears. If you are unsure please speak to your doctor.
Ingredients in Golden Eye Ointment
Active ingredient: Chloramphenicol 1% w/w
Other ingredients: liquid paraffin and white Petroleum.
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