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 Formulary Chapter 11: Eye - Full Chapter
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11.03.03  Expand sub section  Antivirals
Aciclovir eye ointment 3%
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Consider oral aciclovir as an alternative to aciclovir eye ointment as systemic therapy is less toxic to the cornea and affords adequate concentration into the cornea. 
   
Ganciclovir gel 0.15%
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Consultant only
In patients intolerant of aciclovir. 
   
Ganciclovir intravitreal injection
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unlicensedunlicensed

DCHFT: Not routinely stocked. 
   
Foscarnet intravitreal injection
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DCHFT: Not routinely stocked. 
   
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Trifluorothymidine eye drops

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High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
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May be initiated, stabilised and maintained in primary, secondary or tertiary care  

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Amber drug - without shared care  

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For secondary or tertiary care initiation and long-term maintenance of prescribing  

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Not recommended  

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