Application of eye ointments to the barley grain
Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, eye ointments are applied to the eye 1-5 times a day. As a rule, a 1 cm long strand of ointment counts as one dose. To avoid contamination of the ointment tube, the opening should never be touched directly or come into contact with the eye. One possibility of application is to put the ointment on a cosmetic tissue with washed hands and then to apply it to the eye with a clean cotton swab.
Dosage of eye ointments against a barleycorn
Eye ointments are for external application to the eye. One ointment strand of 0.5-1 cm length counts as one dose. The diameter of the ointment strand pressed out should correspond to that of the tube opening.
What is available over the counter?
In addition to Bepanthen® eye and nose ointment, Posiformin® eye ointment with the active ingredient Bibrocathol is available in pharmacies without a prescription. It does not have an antibiotic effect but only a disinfecting effect. The ointment should be applied to the affected areas of the eye with a clean cotton swab 3 to 5 times a day. If the symptoms do not improve or worsen, the (eye) doctor should be consulted.
How much is an eye ointment against a barleycorn?
5g of the eye ointment Posiformin® cost almost 9€. While 5g of Bepanthen® eye and nose ointment cost less than 2€. Eye ointments containing antibiotics are usually prescribed on a health insurance prescription so that they are free of charge for people with statutory health insurance.