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OTC Medicines Checklist: Minor Eye Infections

Alan Nathan summarises the key points to consider when managing minor eye infections

This CPD module is about the OTC treatment of eye infections. It explains which infections can be treated in the pharmacy and which need referral.


To increase your knowledge of OTC products used to treat minor eye infections and how to use them safely and effectively.


After completing this module you should:

  • Be familiar with OTC preparations for eye infections and what they contain
  • Be confident advising patients on how to treat minor eye infections.


Alan Nathan is a pharmacy writer and consultant.

About this module

Once you have completed this module, record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

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