Clear Vision Eye

To ensure patient satisfaction and convenience, most ophthalmic medications are made available at our clinics.
Listed down are just some of the common medications used worldwide to treat certain eye diseases.

These medications are not sold on line. Please call our office for further information or any inquiry. DISCLAIMER.

Ophthalmic Products We Carry
Eye Medications Guideline
Vitamins and the Eye

Clear Vision Eye Products


Antibiotic Eye Drops

Anesthetic Eye Drops

Anti-Allergic Eye Drops

Antibiotic Eye Drops

Antibiotic + Steroid / Antibiotic Ointment

Antibiotic + Steroid / Combination Eye Drops

Anti-Cataract Eye Drops

Anti-Fungal Eye Drops

Anti-Glaucoma Eye Drops - pupilloconstrictor

Anti-Glaucoma Eye Drops

Anti-Herpes Eye Drops

Antihistamine Tablets

Anti-Redness Eye Drops

Anti-Vertigo Tablets - POSTADOXINE®

Anti-Vertigo Tablets - SERC

Artificial Tears

Dilating Eye Drops

Eye Lubricants - Gel

Eye Vitamins

Eyelid Whitening Cream

Antioxidant Glutathione 500mg Tablets

Intraocular Antibiotic Solution

Eyelid and Lash Hygiene Gel

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Eye Drops

Oral Antibiotic Tablets

Oral Anti-Glaucoma Tablets

Oral Anti-Inflammatory Tablets

Oral Steroid Tablets

Post-op Eye Drops

Restasis

Sodium Chloride Eye Drops

Anti-Inflammatory Steroid Eye Drops

Ophthalmic Products We Carry


Antibiotic Eye Drops:

1. SENSOCET - Sulfacetamide Sodium (Antibacterial) (SENSOMED)
2. TOBREX - Tobramycin (Antibacterial) (ALCON)
3. VIGAMOX - Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride (Antibacterial) (ALCON)

Anesthetic Eye Drops:

1. ALCAINE - Proparacaine Hydrochloride Sterile Ophthalmic Solution (ALCON)

Anti-Allergic Eye Drops

1. ALEGYSAL - Pemirolact Potassium ( ? )
2. CROMABAK - Disodium Cromoglycate (THEA)
3. PATANOL - Olopatadine HCI (ALCON)

Antibiotic Eye Drops

1. VISTASULF - Sulfacetamide Sodium (VISTA)
2. SENSOMED'S TOBRAMYCIN - Tobramycin (SENSOMED)

Antibiotic + Steroid / Antibiotic (Anti-Infective) Ointment

1. TOBRADEX - Tobramycin + Dexamethasone (Anti-Infective / Anti-Inflammatory) (ALCON)
2. TOBREX - Tobramycin (Anti-Infective) (ALCON)
3. SENSOMED'S TOBRAMYCIN DEXAMETHASONE - Tobramycin + Dexamethasone (Anti-Infective / Anti-Inflammatory) (SENSOMED)
4. CELSUS'S TOBRAMYCIN DEXAMETHASONE - (Anti-Infective / Anti-Inflammatory) (CELSUS)
5. DEXAMYTREX OPHTIOLE - Dexamethasone + Gentamicin (Anti-Infective / Anti-Inflammatory) (BAUSCH & LOMB)

Anti-Cataract Eye Drops

1. CATARSTAT
2. NUTAPHAKE

Anti-Fungal Eye Drops

1. ELMYCIN
2. ITRAL

Anti-Glaucoma Eye Drops

1. NYOLOL SOLUTION
2. DUOTRAV
3. TIMABAK
4. TRAVATAN
5. NYOLOL GEL
6.OCUPER
7. BETOPTIC
8. LUMIGAN
9. ALPHAGAN
10. XALATAN
11. FOTIL + Pupilloconstrictor
12. ISOPTO CARPINE + Pupilloconstrictor

Anti-Herpes Eye Drops

1. SANROVIR
2. ACIVIR

Antihistamine Tablets

1. ASKEY
2. XYZAL

Anti-Redness Eye Drops

1. ALL CLEAR - Redness Reliever - Lubricant Eye Drops (BAUSCH & LOMB)

Anti-Vertigo Tablets

1. POSTADOXINE
2. SERC

Artificial Tears

1. GENTEAL (OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION)
2. COMPUTER EYE DROPS
3. SYSTANE
4. MOISTURE EYES
5. GENTEAL (GEL)
6. LIPOLIN (GEL)
7. GENTLE TEARS

Dilating Eye Drops

1. MYDFRIN
2. ATROPIN
3. SANMYD
4. MYDRIACYL

Eye Lubricants - Gel

1. CORNEREGEL
2. SOLCOSERYL

Eye Vitamins

1.POLYNERV 500
2. OCUVITE PRESERVISION
3. OCUVITE LUTEIN
4. SENSOVIT

Eyelid Whitening Cream

1. MAYFAIR EYES CREAM

Antioxidant Glutathione

1. GLUTHAWHITE PLUS

Intraocular Antibiotic Solution

1. VANCOCIN

Eyelid and Lash Hygiene Gel

1. BLEPHAGEL

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Eye Drops

1. ACULAR
2. VOLTAREN
3. FBN EYE DROPS

Oral Antibiotic Tablets

1. IQUINOL

Oral Anti-Glaucoma Tablets

1. OPTAMIDE
2. DIAMOX

Oral Anti-Inflammatory Tablets

1. PIROSTAD

Oral Steroid Tablets

1. ORACORT PREDNISONE

Post-op Eye Drops

1. RAMTREX

Chronic Dry Eye Ophthalmic Emulsion

1. RESTASIS (CYCLOSPORINE OPHTHALMIC EMULSION)

Sodium Chloride Eye Drops

1. HYPERTONIC

Anti-Inflammatory Steroid Eye Drops

1. LIQUIFILM
2. PRED FORTE
3. FLULON

Eye Medication Guidelines


Before medication is prescribed, tell your doctor if:

  • You are allergic to any medications.
  • You are currently taking any other medications
  • (including over-the-counter medications).
  • You are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.
  • You have problems taking any medications.


When taking medication:

  • Read all labels carefully.
  • Know exactly why you are taking each medication.
  • Keep a list of all your medications and their dosages with you.
  • Eye drops, skin lotions, and vitamins are considered medication and should be included on your list.
  • Take your medications exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Review possible drug side effects. Most reactions will occur when a new drug is started, but this is not always the case. Some reactions may be delayed or may occur when a new medication is added.
  • Do not stop taking medication unless you talk to your doctor first or you are experiencing a serious side effect. Call your doctor as soon as possible if you feel you need to stop the medication. Stopping your medication too early can cause the illness to return or make it more difficult to treat.
  • Do not double the dose of your medication.
  • If you miss a dose of your medication at the scheduled time, don’t panic. Take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for you next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular medication schedule.
  • Do not keep medication that is outdated or no longer needed.
  • Store medications in a dry area away from moisture (unless your doctor or pharmacist tells you the medicine needs to be refrigerated).
  • Always keep medications out of the reach of children.
  • Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any unusual side effects after taking your medication.
  • Do not share your medications with others.
  • If you store your medications in a container, label it with the medication name, dose, frequency, and expiration date.
  • Anticipate when your medications will be running out and have your prescriptions renewed as necessary.
  • Use one pharmacy, if possible.
  • Keep your medications in your carry-on luggage when you travel. Do not pack them in a suitcase that is checked, in case your baggage is lost.
  • Take extra medication with you when you travel in case your flight is delayed and you need to stay away longer than planned.
  • Always follow your doctor’s instructions exactly and take medications according to the label.
  • If you have any questions about your medication, ask your doctor.


Diet considerations

You should ask your doctor about the effects of food on your prescribed medicine. Some foods interfere with the body’s ability to absorb drugs into the blood stream. On the other hand, some prescription drugs should be taken with food to prevent stomach irritation.

Pregnancy precautions

In general, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding and will be taking prescription or nonprescription medications, consult your doctor first. Small amounts of medication can pass from mother to child.

Medical Reference: The Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute

Vitamins and the Eye


*Supplemental vitamins have only been shown (scientifically) to be beneficial to ocular health in the presence of vision loss related to Macular Degeneration.*

The result of the 'Age Related Eye Disease Study' (AREDS) was: in people with vision loss related to macular degeneration supplemental vitamins lowered the risk of disease progression by about 25-30%. The viatmin formulation studied and found beneficial in macular degeneration was:

Vitamin C 500mg
Vitamin E 400IU
Beta Caroteen (Vitamin A) 15mg (25,000IU)
Zinc 80mg
Copper 2mg

This formulation is marketed by Bausch and Lomb as 'Ocuvite PreserVision'.

What's Up With Eye Vitamins:

Recently you may have read a recommendation that persons under the age of 70 do not need supplemental vitamins. This recommendation may be related to recent reports that taking high levels of vitamin E (an antioxidant) is associated with increased mortality. "High Dosage" in this report was greater than or equal to 400IU.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and National Eye Institute are recommending those persons taking "eye vitamins" for prevention of further worsening of macular degeneration to stay on the medicine. The level of vitamin E (400IU) taken in the AREDS was not associated with increased mortality in this study group of over 3500 patients. And in further analysis of 3 separate studies with patients (over 12,000) taking 400IU of vitamin E there was no increased mortality.

It is our recommendation that you consult your eye M.D. prior to stopping your "eye vitamin" if you are currently taking it for macular degeneration.

How do Vitamins/Minerals Effect Macular Degeneration?

It is thought that production of highly reactive and damaging compounds called 'free radicals' may cause the changes in Macular Degeneration. However, this is not proven. Antioxidant vitamins (vitamins C and E and beta carotene) may work against these 'free radicals' to help slow the progression of the disease.

Zinc is a common mineral found in the body and has a high concentration in the macula.

Zinc is a necessary for many chemical reactions in the body to occur normally. Studies have shown low levels of zinc in older persons. Supplemental zinc may be important for eye health and slowing macular degeneration.

These vitamins and minerals may slow macular degeneration progression. They will not restore vision that has been lost to macular degeneration.

If you've looked for eye vitamins at your local pharmacy/store, you may have seen multiple different brands/formulations. We have listed below the formulations of a number of vitamins found on the shelf at one local pharmacy.

Ocuvite Preservision
Vitamin C 500mg
Vitamin E 400IU
Beta Carotene (vitamin A) 15mg (25,000IU)
Zinc 80mg
Copper 2mg

Ocuvite Lutein
Vitamin C 60mg
Vitamin E 30IU
Beta Carotene (vitamin E) none
Zinc 15mg
Copper 2mg
Lutein 6mg

Polynerv 500
(Info/Details to follow)

Sensovit
(Info/Details to follow)

Eyevits
(Info/Details to follow)

These vitamins have different formulations. One specific difference to be aware of is the vitamins without Beta Carotene. Beta Carotene SHOULD NOT be taken by current smokers or those who recently stopped smoking. Taking Beta Carotene by smokers increases the risks of cancer development.

How to Insert Eye Drops


Wash your hands with soap and warm water. Dry them with a clean towel.

If you are putting in your own eye drop medicine, lie down or use a mirror. It may be helpful to ask someone to check that you are getting the eye drops in your eye.

Look up to the ceiling with both eyes.

While tilting your head back, pull the lower lid of your eye down with one hand. Hold the eye drops bottle or tube in your other hand (rest part of your hand on your forehead if necessary to keep it steady).

Place one eye drop or a small amount of ointment inside your lower lid. The tip of the medicine bottle or tube should not touch your eye.

Blink and dab away the excess eye drop fluid with a tissue.

If you are prescribed both eye drops and eye ointment, use the eye drops first.

If you have more than one eye drop medicine to put in your eyes, wait about 5 minutes after the first medicine before putting in the second eye drop medicine.

Immediately after using the eye drops, wash your hands to remove any medication that may be left on them.

If you have any questions, talk to your eye doctor.

Medical Reference: The Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute

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