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What are Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution and Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment?

Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution and Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment are topical eye preparations containing an anti-bacterial agent which are used to treat minor eye infections. Minor eye infections present with the symptoms of redness, soreness and a feeling of grittiness and include conditions such as conjunctivitis, blepharitis and styes.


What are the ingredients of Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution and Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment?

Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution contains propamidine isetionate (0.1% w/v) as the active ingredient along with sodium chloride, benzalkonium chloride (preservative), sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid as pH adjusters and purified water.

Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment contains dibrompropamidine isetionae (0.15% w/w) as the active ingredient along with liquid paraffin and dispersed polyethylene in mineral oil.


How long should I use Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution or Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment?

Use the drops or the ointment as per the instructions in the leaflet. If after 2 days there is no improvement in the condition or the symptoms are worse, stop use of the drops or the ointment and seek medical advice.

If there is improvement in the condition, continue to use the drops or ointment until the symptoms clear. If the condition returns shortly after finishing treatment seek medical advice.

 

Are there side effects after using Golden Eye?

On application of the drops or the ointment to infected/sore eyes, mild effects such as a sensation of burning or stinging, irritation or itching may occur. These will subside but if they continue, stop using the drops or ointment, the eye should be rinsed and medical advice sough

If the eye becomes inflamed, swelling develops around the eye or a skin rash appears, stop using the drops or ointment and seek medical advice immediately. Take the drops or ointment with you

Any side effects experienced should be reported to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency via the Yellow Card scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects, you can help provide information on the safety of this medicine.

 

When should Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution or Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment not be used?

The drops or ointment should not be used if the customer/patient has a known allergy to the active ingredient - propamidine isetionate (drops) or dibrompropamidine isetionate (ointment), or to any of the other ingredients included in the preparation. Similarly, if the patient/customer is pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast-feeding or wears contact lenses, advice should be sought prior to use of the drops or ointment.

A doctor should be consulted before using either drops or ointment if any of the following apply:

  • Pain in the eye or around the eye
  • Loss of vision, reduced vision, blurred vision or can see haloes around lights
  • Too painful to open eyes fully
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Damaged or unusually shaped or acting pupil
  • Eye injury, object in the eye or liquid splash in the eye
  • Cloudy eyes
  • Use of other eye drops or eye ointment
  • Eye surgery or laser treatment has taken place during the last 6 months

Can Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution or Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment be used with contact lenses?

Contact lenses should not be worn during treatment with either the drops or ointment. The preservative in the drops is know to discolour soft contact lenses. Wait 24 hours after finishing using the drops before starting to wear lenses again. Once the ointment has cleared from the eye, contact lenses can be worn again.


 Do Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution or Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment contain preservative?

 

Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment does not contain preservative.

Golden Eye 0.1% w/w Eye Drops Solution contains Benzalkonium chloride which may cause eye irritation. Contact with soft contact lenses should be avoided as Benzalkonium chloride is known to discolour the lenses. Do not wear contact lenses when using the drops and wait 24 hours after finishing the drops before starting to use the lenses again.

Will using Golden Eye 0.1 w/v Eye Drops Solution or Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment affect my sight?

If sight is affected prior to use of the drops or ointment, advise patient to seek medical attention. Vision may blur on application of the drops and ointment. Driving and use of machinery should be avoided until vision is clear.


Can Golden Eye 0.1 w/v Eye Drops Solution or Golden Eye 0.15 w/w Eye Ointment be used during pregnancy or breast-feeding?

Safety of use in pregnancy and breast-feeding has not been established for use of the drops or the ointment. Consult a Doctor or Pharmacist before using during pregnancy or breast-feeding. 

 


Is Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution or Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment safe to be used with other medicines?

Golden Eye 0.1 w/v Eye Drops Solution or Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment should not be used at the same time as other eye drops, ointments or lotions. A Doctor or Pharmacist should be consulted on their use. A Doctor or Pharmacist should be informed of all other medicines being taken including those obtained without a prescription. 

 


 How should Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution or Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment be stored?

Both the drops and the ointment should be stored at room temperature. The cap on the bottle or the tube should be replaced firmly after use to preserve the remaining contents.

  


 What is the lower age limit for use of Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution or Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment?

 There is no lower age limit for use of either the drops or the ointment. However if the patient is under the age of 3 years and the infection is more than minor, advice should be given to visit the doctor. Use of the drops and ointment as a stop-gap treatment is suitable. 


 Can Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution or Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment be used by patients with diabetes?

If there is any sign of macular degeneration due to the diabetic condition, the customer should be referred to their doctor.