Optrex Infected Eye Ointment

Optrex Infected Eye Ointment is for the treatment of acute bacterial conjunctivitis.
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Optrex Infected Eye Ointment is for topical administration to the eye only. It conatins an antibiotic called chloramphenicaol and is used to treat bacterial infections that affect the outer surface of the eye.

The most common type of infection is called acute bacterial conjunctivitis. When you have acute bacterial conjunctivitis the white part of one or both of your eyes will be red and/or your eyelids will be red or swollen. There will be a sticky discharge, which can make the eye difficult to open in the morning and may feel 'gritty' or 'irritated'

Chloramphenicol eye ointment is not suitable for treating eye infections that have spread to the deeper layers of teh eye coverings or into the fluid within the eyeball. Oral anti-biotics are needed to treat these more serious infections.

If you have any questions or would like more information please phone the pharmacist on 01260 295701 for an informal chat.

Delivery Information

United Kingdom Deliveries (including Northern Ireland)

Delivery is FREE for any UK order containing an NHS prescription.
Delivery is FREE for all UK orders Over £40.


We use a selection of proven couriers including Royal Mail, HDN, and UPS depending on your location and weight of your order. During any dispute our contingency arrangements are activated to ensure we continue to meet our service levels.
Orders received before 3:00pm are picked and dispatched on the same day and will usually be delivered to you within one to five working days anywhere in the UK depending on the delivery service you select (there may be delays to the Isle of Man and the Scottish Islands).


Keen Pharmacy also offers a range of delivery options to meet our customers' requirements:

•    Next Day Delivery (£5.50) The orders will be delivered by Royal Mail Special Delivery. The delivery time for your Next Day Delivery is 24hrs from dispatch. Please note that delivery times are in business days, and that for orders placed on Monday to Thursday before 3pm, you should receive your goods the next business day. Orders placed after 3pm Thursday, but before 3pm on Friday, should be received by Monday (except Bank Holidays). Weekends are not counted when ordering Next Day Delivery. i.e. If you order on Saturday or Sunday, it will be treated as if you ordered your item on the following Monday. We are not responsible for delays by our carriers but we will do our best to resolve any issues that may arise. During high volume holiday seasons delivery times may vary.

•    Standard Delivery (£3.45) The orders will be delivered by Royal Mail 1st Class. The delivery time for your Standard delivery is normally 1 to 2 working days . In a very small number of cases the Royal Mail may not meet this service level. In this situation please allow 7-10 days from dispatch before contacting us

Orders containing Prescription Only Medicines including controlled drugs and other medicines will require a signature on delivery. You can also arrange for your order to be delivered to alternative addresses including your office, members of your family  You need to ensure that someone approved by you is able to sign for the delivery. Please note that deliveries are made to the delivery address you supply to us. Re-dispatch of any returned orders may incur an additional delivery charge.

All BFPO orders will be sent through Royal Mail Super Saver Delivery.

If you have any questions regarding delivery times, or to check that an item is in stock, you can call us on 01260 295701 or email us at info@keenpharmacy.co.uk

Overseas Deliveries

We are able to supply orders to most countries in Europe. Delivery charges will depend on the weight of your order and the destination. We will confirm the delivery charge at the checkout page, before you confirm payment of your order.

Non-prescription orders are sent by air recorded delivery and a signature will be needed upon receipt of your goods. Certain individual countries place restrictions on the types of products that may be posted into them. We will inform you individually if there are any problems.

Prescriptions delivered to non-UK destinations will be sent by Royal Mail international recorded delivery and a signature will be needed upon receipt of your goods.  Delivery will typically take 7-10 days. Faster delivery options are available upon request.

Under UK law we are only able to dispense prescriptions written by practitioners who are registered in the European Economic Area.


Heavy Parcels

We reserve the right to decline orders on heavy items or to contact you to arrange delivery costs.

Optrex Infected Eye Ointment is recommended for children over 2 years, adults and the elderly.
Children below the age of 2 years with an eye infection should see a doctor.
Wash and dry your hands.
Remove the cap.
Place the nozzle of the tube close to the eye. gently pull the lower eyelid down and look up.
Squeeze the tube gently and apply about 1cm of the ointment in the space between the lower eyelid and the eye.
Close eye for a moment.
Replace cap after use.
Apply three to four times a day if you are only using the ointment. The course of treatment is 5 days. Keep using the ointment for 5 days you must complete the course.
Do not use this porduct if;
-your eyesight is affected
-you are allergic to chloramphenicol
-you have pain in the eye
-your eye is inflamed and you have a rash on the scalp or face
-the pupil of your eye looks unusual or your eye looks cloudy
-your eyes are sensitive to light
-you have or think you have a foreign body in the eye
-you have recently had an eye infection
-you suffer from glaucoma or dry eye syndrome
-you wear constct lenses
-you are using other eye drops or eye ointment
-you have had eye surgery or laser treatment in the last 6 months.
The ointment conatins 1%w/w chloramphenicol.
Also conatins liquid paraffin and polyethylene mineral oil.
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