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Ocular pharmacy: stocking the ‘eye cabinet’



Stocking the pharmacy with the appropriate range of drugs to treat everyday eye conditions is a balance between demand and economics. Educating the vets in the practice as to the indications for use of the various medications will ensure that they are selected correctly. There is a very wide range of ophthalmic medications available for use in small and large animals, with new products continually being developed. It is important to stock a suitable range of medications to diagnose and treat common eye conditions that regularly present in everyday practice, and to be able to deal with ocular emergencies. A special order can be made or a prescription provided for medications suitable for more rare conditions.