Ciloxan Eye Ointment contains Ciprofloxacin, a quinolone antibiotic your ophthalmologist or doctor can prescribe to treat bacterial eye infections, including blepharitis, bacterial conjunctivitis, and corneal ulcers that are susceptible to bacteria.
When dealing with your eye sight, you want professional help so you can avoid any vision loss. Contact lens wearers appear to be more commonly affected by bacterial eye infections, mostly due to not paying attention to how long they wear the contacts, reusing cleaning solutions, not washing hands before inserting the lenses, and swimming while wearing contact lenses.
Once it has been established that the symptoms of red, itchy, watery eyes with red, puffy eyelids are due to bacteria, your doctor can instruct you how to apply Ciloxan Eye Ointment. As it is absorbed, Ciprofloxacin enters the bacterial cells and interferes with the DNA-gyrase, a bacterial enzyme that is responsible for replicating and fixing their genetic material. If the enzyme is disabled, the bacteria will die off as they are not capable of repairing themselves or multiplying.
Blepharitis causes your eyelids to itch, become red, swollen, and the base of your lashes appear scaly. This is usually caused by the overgrowth of bacteria that call the margins of your eyelids and along the base of the lashes ‘home’. The overgrowth can be due to a hormonal imbalance that basically increases their food source.
The bacteria eventually create a structure called a biofilm which becomes a toxic environment that provides food to demodex mites that irritate your eyelids and cause inflammation. If the bacteria interfere with the glands that secrete oil used for a layer of tears over your eye’s surface, more bacteria can get in. Unless treated, this may develop into a corneal ulcer.
Ask if there are any risks with applying Ciloxan Eye Ointment if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Discuss other medical conditions or allergies with your doctor and list any current Rx drugs or OTC meds you take or use, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements to determine if Ciloxan Eye Ointment is safe for you.
Remove contact lenses before putting in Ciloxan Eye Ointment and ask your doctor how long to wait before you can put them back in. Do not attempt to drive, operate machinery, or perform any task that could be dangerous if your vision is impaired. Use Ciloxan Eye Ointment for the entire time period as directed by your doctor, even if you feel better.