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11.08.02  Expand sub section  Ocular diagnostic and peri-operative preparations and photodynamic treatment
11.08.02  Expand sub section  Ocular diagnostic preparations
11.08.02  Expand sub section  Ocular peri-operative drugs
Apraclonidine (Iopidine®)
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Red Traffic Light  For control or prevention of postoperative elevation of intra-ocular pressure after anterior segment laser surgery.

Amber Traffic Light  For continuation only following specialist recommendation as short-term adjunctive treatment of chronic glaucoma in patients not adequately controlled by another drug. May not provide additional benefit if patient already using two drugs that suppress the production of aqueous humour.

 
   
Bromfenac (Yellox®)
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Red

For post-cataract extraction in patients at high risk of developing cystoid macular oedema (CMO).

APCO November 2013.

 
   
Diclofenac (Voltarol® Ophtha Multidose )
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Continuation

Restricted for patients requiring a preservative free NSAID eye drop. Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

For all other patients recommend changing to Ketorolac eye drops.

 
   
Ketorolac (Acular®)
(Eye)
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Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation, in adult ocular surgery patients post-operatively.

 
   
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Acetylcholine Chloride  (Miochol-E®, Miphtel®)

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Intra-ocular irrigation 1%.

 
Flurbiprofen Sodium  (Ocufen®)

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Nepafenac  (Nevanac®)

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Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Red

Red: Medicines which should only be prescribed in secondary care by a specialist.  

Amber Continuation

Amber Continuation: Medicines which should be initiated or recommended by a specialist for continuation in primary care. The specialist must notify the GP that the prescribing responsibility has been transferred.   

Amber Shared Care Protocol

Amber Shared Care Protocol: Medicines which are appropriate to be initiated and stabilised by a specialist, once stabilised the medicine may be appropriate for responsibility to be transferred from secondary to primary care with the agreement of a GP and a formal ‘shared care’ agreement. The shared care protocol must be approved by the Area Prescribing Committee Oxfordshire (APCO).   

Green

Green: Medicines which are suitable for initiation and ongoing prescribing within primary care.   

Brown

Brown: Medicines which should only be prescribed in restricted circumstances.  

Black

Black: Medicines which are not recommended for use because of lack of evidence of clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness or safety.  

OCCG Green

not used  

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