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Golden Eye Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment contains 1% of the active antibiotic ingredient chloramphenicol and can be used to treat infections caused by bacteria.

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GoldenEye is a treatment for acute bacterial conjunctivitis.

GoldenEye® stops bacteria from growing and multiplying, controlling the numbers causing the eye infection and helping to relieve your symptoms. The remaining bacteria die or are killed by your body’s immune system.

Recommended for use by children aged 2 years and over, and adults.

Additional information

Pack Size

4g tube

Uses / Instructions

For adults and children aged 2 years and over:

A 5 day course of treatment:

If you are using just the eye ointment, apply about 1cm of ointment to the affected eye(s) 3 to 4 times a day.

If you are using Chloramphenicol eye drops during the day and the eye ointment at night – apply the ointment at night, before going to bed.


Do not wear contact lenses whilst using the Ointment

Chloramphenicol Eye Drops are recommended for use in children aged 2 years and over, in adults and the elderly.

A child below the age of 2 years with an eye infection should be seen by a doctor.

Do not use this product if you:

• are allergic to Chloramphenicol or any of the ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).

• have ever had problems with your blood (in particular very low number of blood cells) during previous treatment with chloramphenicol

• have a family history of blood problems such as low white blood cell, red blood cell, or platelet counts

Do not use this product and seek advice from your doctor if:

• your eyesight is affected (loss of sight, reduced vision, blurred vision or halos around lights)

• you have pain within the eye

• your eye has suffered a blow or other injury

• 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 your eye, which has not been removed

• you have recently had an eye infection

• you suffer from or have suffered from glaucoma or dry eye syndrome

• you wear contact lenses.

If you wear contact lenses and your contact lens practitioner or doctor has advised you to use this product, do not wear your lenses during the course of treatment. Wear your glasses instead. Soft contact lenses should not be used for 24 hours after completing treatment.

• you are using any other eye drops or eye ointment

• you have had eye surgery or laser treatment in the last 6 months

Tell your pharmacist before using this product if you:

• are taking any other medicines

• suffer from any other eye problems.

Chloramphenicol Eye Drops contains phenylmercuric nitrate Phenylmercuric nitrate may cause allergic reactions.

See patient information leaflet for full details.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Some people may get one or more of these side effects. Some effects happen straight away but do not last long – others may only happen after several days of use.

• Allergic reactions such as itching or rashes. If you get a severe reaction, with swelling or breathing problems get medical help straight away.

• Changes in the blood (anaemia) leading to severe tiredness or easy bruising. If you experience these effects, stop using the drops immediately and tell your doctor.

• Discolouration or clouding of the eye surface (cornea) or lens due to preservative.

• The use of topical Chloramphenicol may occasionally result in the over growth of other non susceptible organisms including fungi. If any new infection appears during treatment you should tell your doctor.

• Blurred vision or mild burning or stinging when you put the drops in. These should subside quickly.

• Irritation of the skin around the eyes, mercurialentis (brown discolouration of the lens) and atypical band keratopathy (appearance of calcium on the cornea). These may be due to the preservative in the drops called phenylmercuric nitrate.

If you do not feel well or are worried about your health, talk to a pharmacist or doctor.

See patient information leaflet for full details.


What Chloramphenicol Eye Drops contains – The active substance is Chloramphenicol 0.5% w/v.

The other ingredients are: borax, boric acid, phenyl mercuric nitrate (as preservative) 0.002% w/v and water for injections.


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