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Betadine (Povidone-Iodine Ophthalmic) - Indications and Dosage



BETADINE® 5% Sterile Ophthalmic Prep Solution for the eye is indicated for prepping of the periocular region (lids, brow, and cheek) and irrigation of the ocular surface (cornea, conjunctiva, and palpebral fornices).


While the inner surface and contents of the immediate container (i.e. bottle) are sterile, the outer surface of the bottle is not sterile. The use of the bottle in a sterile field should be avoided.

BETADINE® 5% Sterile Ophthalmic Prep Solution is used as


1. Make sure container is intact before use. To open, COMPLETELY TWIST OFF TAB, do not pull off. Gently squeeze entire contents of bottle into a sterile prep cup.

2. Saturate sterile cotton-tipped applicator to prep lashes and lid margins using one or more applicators per lid; repeat once.

3. Saturate sterile prep sponge or other suitable material to prep lids, brow and cheek in a circular ever-expanding fashion until the entire field is covered; repeat prep three (3) times.

4. While separating the lids, irrigate the cornea, conjunctiva and palpebral fornices with BETADINE® 5% Sterile Ophthalmic Prep Solution using a sterile bulb syringe.

5. After the BETADINE® 5% Sterile Ophthalmic Prep Solution has been left in contact for two minutes, sterile saline solution in a bulb syringe should be used to flush the residual prep solution from the cornea, conjunctiva, and the palpebral fornices.


BETADINE® 5% Sterile Ophthalmic Prep Solution is packaged under sterile conditions and supplied in 1 fl.oz. (30 mL) form sealed blue HDPE bottles (NDC #0065 0411 30). Twenty-four (24) bottles are packed in each shipper.

Store at 15-25°C (59-77°F).

Rx Only

Single use only


Manufactured for:

Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

Fort Worth, TX 76134


Manufactured by:

Catalent Pharma Solutions, LLC

Woodstock, IL 60098


BETADINE® is a registered trademark of The Purdue Frederick Company.



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