In practice, if our patients are being treated with antibiotics it tends to be the bacteriostatic forms. These are generally first-line treatments, relatively inexpensive and affect a broad (but not complete) range of bacteria.
Propamidine isethionate Propamidine isethionate, also known as Golden Eye Ointment/Brolene Eye Ointment or Golden Eye Drops/Brolene Eye Drops (not to be confused with similar products that contain chloramphenicol), is generally considered to be of little value in most bacterial infections but is specific for Acanthamoeba keratitis1 (AK). AK treatment is always under the care of ophthalmology. It is a devastating infection and every precaution must be taken to avoid it.