GoldenEye Antibiotic Ointment Reviews

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GoldenEye Ointment is a treatment for acute bacterial conjunctivitis. The ointment's active ingredient, chloramphenicol, combats the infection by halting bacterial growth. But how do you know if it is the right product for you? We have compared reviews across multiple pharmacy sites and collected the opinion of hundreds of customers to help you make an informed decision.

The reviews

So let’s dive in and start with looking at the review score. We browsed major UK online pharmacies as well as marketplaces to see how Goldeneye scores in terms of review rating. The diagram below compares more than 300 ratings across 4 sites. The results show great appreciation for this product:


Very few, if any reviews, are negative and customers have found success in using Goldeneye for treating their eye infections. If we go into what customers are actually saying, here is a summary of key points:

  • The product works well and shows results quickly, often within a few days.
  • Several users found the product effective for treating eye problems such as conjunctivitis and blocked tear ducts.
  • The ointment is comforting, non-irritating and soothing for the eyes.
  • It works well where other pharmaceutical products haven't been effective.
  • Some users consider this the only brand that works for them.
  • It is useful for a range of eye issues, including irritation, infection, red eye, styes, and more severe conditions.
  • The product is considered a reliable over-the-counter solution for eye problems.
  • Some reviews mentioned the product being hard to find in local shops, suggesting it's highly sought after.
  • A few users find the ointment easier to use and more effective than eye drops.
  • The product can also prevent the development of certain conditions, like conjunctivitis, when used regularly.
  • However, one review indicated that there may be some difficulty in administering the product.


Stand-out reviews

★★★★★ Elizabeth B (verified buyer): She mentions that her eye improved the day after starting the product and healed completely in five days. The ointment is described as comforting and non-stinging, which is notable as many eye treatments can cause discomfort.

★★★★★ Margaret P (verified buyer): Margaret highlights the product's effectiveness for a specific condition, blocked tear ducts, which can result in painful swollen eyelids. She refers to the product as her "godsend," indicating a significant level of satisfaction and reliance on this product.

★★★★★ Joseph J (verified buyer): Joseph points out the significant improvement he experienced after using this product compared to other over-the-counter products. This review stands out as it highlights the product's superior performance compared to others.

★★★★★ Stuart S (verified buyer): Stuart's review stands out because he compares the product favorably against many other pharmaceutical products he tried for his eye problem. He notes that Golden Eye was the only one that worked for him, and he was more than happy with the results.

★★★★★ Jane M (verified buyer): Jane's review is notable because she specifically says that Golden Eye is the only effective treatment for her recurring conjunctivitis. Her statement reinforces the product's effectiveness and its uniqueness among other brand eye ointments and drops.

Superintendent Alessandro Grenci comments on the review findings:

"GoldenEye antibiotic ointment is a very effective way to treat conjunctivitis and from my experience in consulting patients, I have seen in successfully treat conjunctivitis literally hundreds of times. From the feedback I have received from customers when recommending them this medication, I am not surprised to see the high ratings. It is so easy to use and typically just takes a few days to heal the infection."

GoldenEye Antibiotic Ointment FAQs

Is Golden Eye ointment discontinued?

Golden Eye ointment has not been discontinued, there have however been manufacturing disruptions in the past, especially during the first part of 2023.

Why is Golden Eye Ointment out of stock?

During 2023 the product has not always been available in the market due to production issues. Medino stocks the products and do our outmost to source and maintain high availability, however, since we are not the manufacturer disruption are out of our control.

How does Golden Eye treat bacterial conjunctivitis?

Golden Eye Ointment treats bacterial conjunctivitis by using its active ingredient, Chloramphenicol, to kill the bacteria causing the infection. This antibiotic works by inhibiting the bacteria's protein synthesis, stopping their growth and multiplication, and ultimately leading to their elimination. For more info about Chloramphenicol, read our article on this powerful antiboitic.

Can I use Golden Eye if I wear contacts?

No, it's advised not to wear contact lenses while using Golden Eye Ointment and for 24 hours after the treatment has been completed. This is to prevent any potential irritation or further infection.

Can I use Golden Eye if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you're pregnant or breastfeeding, it's recommended to consult your healthcare professional before using Golden Eye Ointment. They can provide advice tailored to your specific situation and suggest alternative treatments if necessary.

Can I use Golden Eye if I am on any other medication?

Yes, but it's always best to consult your healthcare professional before starting any new medication, including Golden Eye Ointment. They can check for any potential interactions with your current medications.

Can I drive after applying Golden Eye?

Golden Eye Ointment can cause temporary blurred vision after application. It's advised not to drive or operate machinery until your vision clears.

Written by Christian Jakobsson